SPOTLIGHT 5 - Furniture Making Course


We are pleased to announce the release of our brand new Furniture Making course.   This 100 hour course is studied online. You can start it any time to suit you and work at your own pace with your tutor there to support you every step of the way.

Why Study Furniture Making?

Furniture making is a creative skill, enabling you to develop designs and then create furniture. You might wish to create furniture that is -

  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Beautiful
  • Hand crafted
  • Contemporary
  • Useful

Studying furniture making enables you to develop the skills to create furniture.


You might study furniture making because you –

  • Want a new hobby
  • Want to improve on an existing hobby
  • Learn a new skill to expand your existing repertoire of skills for work purposes
  • Start a new career in furniture making

If you are looking to develop a career in furniture making, there are many opportunities –

  • Working for organisations developing and creating furniture
  • Starting your own business specialising in handmade furniture
  • Repairing and restoring antique furniture
  • Working in furniture retail sales
  • Training in furniture making

The furniture making industry is growing rapidly.  It is currently worth $628 billion dollars and continues to grow. It is estimated that it will have grown by another 5.7% by 2030.


There is also a large market for bespoke furniture. People want something different.


There are, therefore, opportunities within the furniture making industry.


What skills do you need to work in furniture making?

To work in furniture making, you may need skills such as –

  • Carpentry or woodworking skills
  • Metal working skills
  • Skills working with plastics and other materials

It will depend on what types of materials you intend to use as to which of the above skills will be most useful.

You will also need other skills, such as –

  • Thoroughness
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Self-discipline
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Be able to work well with your hands
  • A knowledge of maths
  • The ability to use, repair and maintain relevant tools and machines
  • Be good at looking at the quality of the furniture created
  • An understanding of good production
  • IT skills, such as computer aided design, general computing skills, such as answering emails

Other skills you may also need if you are planning to start your own business –

  • Business skills
  • Promotional skills, such as writing social media posts, marketing
  • Good time management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Staff supervision
  • Team leading
  • Bookkeeping

The Daily Job Role

What will you do on a daily basis if you work in furniture making? You may be required to –

  • Create designs
  • Work from plans and technical drawings
  • Estimate the amount of materials required
  • Cut materials into shape with machines or tools
  • Assemble new furniture
  • Add parts, eg. Hinges or brackets
  • Add polishes and varnishes
  • Repair or restore damaged furniture

You might work in a workshop or a factory. This will depend on the type of work you complete.  You are also likely to have to wear protective clothing and understand health and safety regulations.


Rewarding Career

Furniture making can be a rewarding and creative career.  You may be creating beautiful pieces or designing contemporary and useful furniture to meet the needs of a client.


It is a varied role with a range of career opportunities –

  • to work for others
  • to start your own business
  • set up a side hustle alongside your existing work

Or you might study furniture making as a hobby. 

If you are interested in making furniture, then we have just the course to get you started.  Our course requires around 100 hours of study. You can start at any time to suit you and work at your own pace.


The course covers –

  • introduction to furniture making
  • understanding technical drawing
  • tools and equipment
  • indoor and outdoor wooden furniture
  • finishes
  • metal furniture
  • plastic furniture
  • other materials used in furniture making, such as concrete, ceramics, fibre glass, glass etc.
  • covering materials
  • upholstery
  • furniture care and maintenance
  • furniture cleaning

If you are interested in learning more about furniture making for a new hobby or interest, or for your career or business, then why not have a look at our furniture making course.


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If you have a passion for furniture making or are looking to start a new hobby or career, then our comprehensive course is the perfect starting point. With 100 hours of study online, you can learn at your own pace and gain valuable skills in technical drawing, tools and equipment, finishes, and much more. Our course covers a wide range of materials used in furniture making, including metal, plastic, and even concrete and ceramics. And if you're interested in other creative courses, we have you covered.


Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. Enroll in our furniture making course today or contact us to learn more.


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