Learn the basics of furniture making.


With your hands, traditional tools and a nice piece of wood, you can make beautiful things. Woodworking is very rewarding. You really create something physical and give your creativity free rein. It is relaxing and challenging.

You will discover that every wood species has its own characteristics and that there are several ways to realize your own showpiece. It needs some time and effort, but it’s all worth it! Because you make something unique, following your own design and taste. Hout onder Handen has a team of skilled teachers to help you realize your own project. In our vivid and cosy workshop in the village of Renkum we enjoy to guide you into the craft of woodworking.

Our starting point is the love for wood and a passion for craft.

Our goal is to teach you to enjoy woodworking. Experienced or not, we believe that everybody can learn woodworking skills. We offer you a nice and professionally equipped environment and a lot of personal support in small groups.

Our woodworking courses start 3 times a year and run from August – November, November – February, February –June. A course consists of 12 lessons of 3 hours, one lesson a week.


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Perhaps you are interested in woodworking, but you are not sure if it suits you. Our introduction workshop is a great opportunity to experience fundamental woodworking tools and techniques.

This three hour course covers the use of marking and measuring tools, chisels, hand planes and saws. You will make a basic wood joint and will get an impression of what furniture making with hand tools is about.

Saturday January 18 2020 9:30 – 12:30
Price: € 59,-
Maximum 8 participants


In this course you will learn the basic skills and techniques you need for furniture making with solid wood. You will work with handsaws, chisels and planes. You learn how to maintain and sharpen tools and you will practice basic wood joints. Besides that you make basic projects like a wooden hammer and a cutting board. During the course you will discover the characteristics of several European wood species while working with them. You get insight in dealing with moisture levels in wood, glueing and wood finishing.  After this course you are able to create basic woodworking projects.

Tools and materials are provided.

12 x Thursday 13:00 – 16:00
Price: € 560,-


basis cursus

Leer de beginselen van meubelmaken. Na deze cursus kun je overweg met verschillende soorten gereedschap.

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Cursus voor gevorderden GEREEDSCHAPSKIST MAKEN

Aan de hand van een werkbeschrijving en werktekeningen maak je een gereedschapskist.

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Cursus voor gevorderden

Je gaat zelfstandig aan de slag met een werkstuk dat je zelf kiest. De docent helpt je met alle stappen.

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Kom in de zomer een week naar Hout onder Handen en doe de basiscursus in vijf aaneengesloten dagen. De eerstvolgende keer is in de zomer van 2020. Data worden bekend begin volgend jaar.


De voordelen van het werken met plaatmateriaal als multiplex en mdf zijn dat je sneller iets kunt maken.

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voor kinderen

Knutsel je graag en lijkt het je leuk om eens iets van hout te maken? Dan is dit je kans!

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workshop introductie
in meubelmaken

Een mooie kans om te proberen of dit ambacht je ligt!

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