Working with wood is a wonderful way to relax, learn new skills and meet new people.
Woodworking & Carpentry Holidays
There are woodworking courses available for beginners and advanced students, the workshops are generally for small groups with qualified one to one assistance. Courses often include the option to make your own woodwork project during the workshop.
Types of Woodwork & Carpentry Workshops
Courses include carpentry for beginners, basic hand tool skills, woodcarving, woodturning, furniture/cabinet-making, use of power tools, traditional woodworking skills, joinery etc.
During these courses you can learn techniques such as constructing joints, dovetails and simple frames, how to use tools like chisels, saws, planes, spoke-shaves and hand routers, as well as modern power tools, you may also request advice on the best tools to purchase.
Health & safety equipment and the use of tools and materials are usually included.
There are a really large range of different carpentry courses available, we have only listed some of the ones we found and have not tested any of them.
You should contact the course representatives directly, to discuss your requirements, expectations and costs, in many cases you can make payment on arrival, we don’t recommend making payments in advance unless you are entirely confident.
List of Woodwork & Carpentry Workshops
Wióry Lecą, Podlaskie, north east Poland
Furniture, renovation, upholstering and custom courses any location, woodworking for women, not only.
Wood Workshop by Cztery Deski, Warsaw
Traditional carpentry courses, team building, maker space. 5 days, 900zł. Design, furniture, traditional tools.
Domowa Stolarnia, Wrocław
Beginners & advanced. Individual, group and business packages. Supported by Stanley. 1 day, 290zł.
Pracownia Cech, Toruń
Recommended. Small, friendly workshop, near historic old town, river Wisła and railway station. Furniture, restoration, toys, home furnishings, carpentry skills. Weekend course 9 hours, 200zł.
Przetwórnia Meblowa, Białystok
Dekudeku Pracownia, Ursus, Warsaw
Furniture restoration, decoupage, chalk painting, family workshops. Shop.
With Love Design, Zielonka, Warsaw
Furniture restoration, styling and painting. 2 day furniture workshop, 400zł.
Meblove Kreacje, Sosnowiec
Upholstery, pillows. Furniture painting, Annie Sloan chalk paints. 2 day upholstery course, 550zł, 14 hours.
AK Design, Gorzyce near Katowice
Upholstery workshops, weekend 500zł.
Kombinerki, Stoszowice, Dolny Śląsk
Woodwork for children, repair a chair, diy dolls house. Pretty location, mountainous region.
Rekreacja Pracownia Mebla, Kraków
Rediscovering classic polish design, upholstery. 2 day furniture restoration or upholstery workshops, 380zł.
Furniture workshops, make what you want. 2 day workshop, 350zł
GoWork, 11 day course in Warsaw, 2990zł. Not sure this is available to everyone, but gives you an idea of cost (2018).
The following courses are awaiting review,
Pracownia Stara Praga, Warsaw, old, antique furniture renovation, french polishing.
Pomaluj Meble, Piaseczno, Warsaw, chalk paints, upholstering.
Rebel Mebel, Wrocław, old furniture workshops.