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The Chippendale International School of Furniture has announced details of its new one-month intermediate course.

The month-long intermediate course will primarily be taught by staff member Alan McGovern who has 33 years of woodworking experience.

The Chippendale school which is near Edinburgh is recognised as a leading international furniture design, making and restoration school.

Each year it runs a 30-week professional course which draws students from around the world.  This year, students come from the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Trinidad & Tobago.

The intermediate course fills an identified gap between the school’s one-week introductory course and professional course.  The introductory course is aimed at giving students a taste of woodworking and, if they then register for the professional course, they have their course fees reimbursed.

The intermediate course will only have two students at any one time to maximise the amount of one-to-one tuition, and there will be no formal start and end dates, to better ensure that tuition can be fitted around students’ other commitments.  

The course will not only teach practical skills, but give students a bench-work project to design and build a solid-wood table.

The course is aimed at the enthusiastic hobbyist who wants to take their woodworking skills to a whole new level.

It’s not intended as a pathway into professional woodworking, but will give students the skills and confidence to flourish in their woodworking hobby.

To find out more about the School, the courses and their fees on offer, see
The Chippendale International School of Furniture website.