may, 2019

2019thu02may(may 2)6:45 pmthu04jul(jul 4)8:45 pmCourse startedDIY Carpentry/Joinery Skills: Improvers 1 and 2Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 9 weeks


May 2 (Thursday) 6:45 pm - July 4 (Thursday) 8:45 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

9 weeks

Book a place on the course

If you are enrolling on the DIY course for the first time please call the office on 01223 712340 to check viability.

Price £119.00 (£80.00)

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Course details

Brief Description:

A course centered on working with timber. You will be learning and practicing the following joints: Dovetail Half Lap, Double Mortice and Tenon, Impossible Dove Tail, Kawai Tsugite (3-way joint) and Japanese Joint. Once you are confident with the individual joints, you can consolidate your learning by producing a five joint frame using all the skills learned. Once you have mastered these you can go on to make individual projects.
You will be shown how to use the tools correctly and how to sharpen/maintain carpentry hand tools as well as being taught how to use the carpentry machines. Wood for the 5 joint will be provided.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

This course is NOT suitable for beginners. Previous experience essential.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have the opportunity to:
• Identify and name Carpentry Tools
• Know how to maintain carpentry tools
• Learn how to use them safely
• Produce woodwork joints

About Your Tutor:

Domenico Petrelli

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

You are advised to wear steel toe cap boots in the workshop these will cost approx. £20 from hardware stores.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A pencil and notepad. Please note NO sandals, or open-toed shoes are allowed in a workshop setting.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise on future DIY carpentry courses and day schools.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Domenico PetrelliI have worked in Italy as an art teacher for 3 years before I moved to the UK. I have experience working with drawing and sculpture, clay and wood.


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