World Famous Furniture School

As one of the world’s leading furniture schools, The Chippendale International School of Furniture welcomes students from all over the world to experience the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

Located just outside of Edinburgh, the furniture School operates as a not-for-profit organisation, with all funds reinvested back into the School and its facilities. Our talented and experienced team of instructors and visiting experts provide world-class teaching and offer a learning experience that is practical, fun and career focused.

Not only do we teach our students furniture design, making and restoration skills, we give them the tools required to run and market their own business and provide ongoing support after the course has finished via our Myreside Studios. Graduates from our professional course can take up residence in our Chippendale incubator workshop for three years after graduating and benefit from marketing and operational support to help them set up their own business. Find out what some of our recent graduates had to say here.

We believe in creative and collaborative learning and our sole aim is to give our students the skills to succeed, from encouraging and nurturing creativity, to the practical skills required to build beautiful furniture.

If you are looking to embark on a career change or you have an interest in the art of woodworking and furniture design, get in touch and arrange in a visit.

Find out more about our courses

Chippendale School of Furniture

Photography Phil Wilkinson
info@philwilkinson.net
Tel 07740444373

Professional Course

Our professional course is aimed at those who want to make fine furniture design and make it their career, or to learn a professional skill in retirement.

Chippendale School of Furniture

Photography Phil Wilkinson
info@philwilkinson.net
Tel 07740444373

Introductory Course

For anyone looking for an introduction to woodworking, we run one-week Introductory courses several times a year. These short courses are run over a five-day period, Monday to Friday and provide an introduction to a whole range of woodworking skills and techniques.

Chippendale School of Furniture

Photography Phil Wilkinson
info@philwilkinson.net
Tel 07740444373

Intermediate Course

Our one-month intermediate course is aimed at anyone wanting to take their woodworking skills to a whole new level.

Get In Touch

If you are looking to embark on a career change or you have an interest in the art of woodworking and furniture design, get in touch and arrange in a visit.