At the School of Stuff we believe in the joy of making things




The next Studio Saturday at The School of Stuff  is 29 October 2016. A one day session where you can bring pretty much anything furniture-wise and spend the day doing whatever you want with it. Upholster it, restore it, strip it, paint it, reconfigure it or turn it into firewood - whatever you like. Come and use our equipment, materials and, of course, expertise. Book here. The next one is 29 October.

The next Upholstery Taster Weekend is 26/27 November 2016. It is two day introduction to traditional upholstery, its techniques, materials and history, and the project for the weekend is a drop in seat. Use ours or bring your own. Book here.

Long courses: Our longer courses are for career changers, but also for hobbyists who want to challenge themselves. Choose from  Traditional Upholstery (2 years), Modern Upholstery (1 year) and Furniture Restoration (1 year). Contact us for details We'll send you a course outline. Our next intake will be October 2017.

 Evening classes: next intake will be January 2017. Sign up for a twelve week session here.

Monday: Project based Upholstery Bring a chair and we'll show you how to reupholster it

Tuesday: Cabinet Making Basic Skills Learn woodworking essentials and make a tulipwood toolbox

Wednesday: Cabinet Making Intermediate Skills Develop your skills and make a handsome A frame stool

Thursday: Restore/Remake Bring something and we will fix it, upcycle it, restore it, or reconfigure it completely

You can buy courses as gifts and we offer School of Stuff gift vouchers. Have a look here. We have also got upholstery toolkits, a starter's one and a professional one which you can buy online here, and you can buy individual tools from us as well. Email for a price list.


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The School of Stuff teaches furniture related crafts. Our core subjects are upholstery, cabinet making and furniture restoration. All demand skill and creativity - which we know you have!  We run year long, one day a week courses for career changers, five day intensive courses, twelve week evening classes and one-off days and weekends.   We are adding classes all the time, but here is our current list.