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Based in Cape Town, The Mercury School of Woodwork offers you the opportunity to rediscover the age-old craft of woodwork.

Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned woodworker wanting to brush up on technique, you’ll find the course that suits you. Our youngest students were at Grade 8 level and the oldest at 72 years!

The school was established in 2006 with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to gain knowledge of woodwork techniques, materials, machinery and finishes in a friendly, fun and safe environment. Our small classes ensure the perfect balance between shared learning and individual attention.|

We currently offer Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced courses in our Foundation in Woodwork program. The three Foundation in Woodwork courses are also offered in the form of the Intensive Course, when all fifteen lessons are completed over five days, from Monday to Friday. This course has proved to be very popular with students from all over South Africa and overseas.

For more advanced students our Cupboard Building & Installation Course is available for anyone who wants to learn the business side of the building and installing kitchen or bedroom built-in cupboards. This course follows the week after the Intensive course, offering a comprehensive two-week carpentry program.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR WOODWORK COURSES?

If you are looking for course information click here. Alternatively, send us a message and we will get in touch!

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    UPCOMING COURSES

    Monday, 17 June @ 09h30

    Cupboard Building Course

    5 day course
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    Saturday, 29 June

    Beginners to Advanced Courses

    Option 1 – 5 x Saturdays
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    Saturday, 29 June @ 09h30

    Epoxy Resin Pouring Course

    2 day course
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    Monday, 17 July @ 10h00

    Intensive Course

    Option 2 – Weekdays (5 days)
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    Monday, 29 July @ 10h00

    Router Use Course

    2 day course
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    Thursday, 1 August @ 10h00

    Wood Jointing Course

    2 day course
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    SPECIAL COURSES

    Epoxy Resin Pouring Classes

    EPOXY RESIN COURSE

    NEXT COURSE:

    29 June & 6 July

    Womens Woodwork Courses

    WOODWORKING FOR WOMEN

    NEXT COURSE:

    5 & 6 August

    Door Hanging Course

    DOOR HANGING COURSE

    NEXT COURSE:

    On request

    Router Use Course, Cape Town

    ROUTER USE COURSE

    NEXT COURSE:

    29 & 30 July

    Wood Jointing Course

    WOOD JOINTING COURSE

    NEXT COURSE:

    1 & 2 August

    MEET THE TEAM

    Buster Tinsley

    Buster Tinsley

    Our courses are conducted by F R (Buster) Tinsley, a UCT Law graduate who has found woodwork to be his real passion. Buster has over 40 years of experience in woodwork as well as a recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment done. There is most likely very little in woodwork that Buster does not know something about. He loves passing on this knowledge.

    Listen to Buster’s interview on Cape Talk Radio: CLICK HERE