The Great British Woodshop, West Byfleet with David Free

At the Great British Woodshop, students of all abilities are given a warm welcome at our large and fully tooled workshop in West Byfleet, Surrey.

Courses are run by woodworking craftsmen and ex-television presenter David Free. DRB Certified, David has been practising woodwork and DIY for over 40 years and has been teaching for 20 of those.

David is passionate about sharing his woodwork and DIY knowledge with others.

At the Great British Woodshop we have a whole range of courses for adults, children and teenagers starting from just £15. If you have a particular project in mind, we can offer private lessons where you can plan and build a piece of furniture. We will shortly be publishing our list of Christmas classes too!

You can find all our courses on our website at or contact

The Great British Woodshop can provide vouchers for that unique
birthday or Christmas experience.
We also have limited availability for children’s parties.

Children’s Classes

We run half-term and holiday classes for children as well as the occasional weekend class.

Contact to join our mailing list.

Adult Classes

DIY Courses

DIY Day course
DIY and Woodwork Day course
Basic Plumbing
Plasterboard and Finishing
Basic Electricity
Laying Laminate Flooring
Ultimate Power Tool masterclass
Spray Painting


Make a chair or table to take away
Repair and re-upholster a dining chair
Upholstery basics course
Kitchen cupboard door upcycling


Taster courses – make a toolbox or deckchair
Various project courses – learning to make a tray, coffee table, contemporary magazine rack or deck chair.
Mortice and Tenon Course

You can find more information on our website at or contact


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