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Benchmark

Contact:
Fiona Coyne
Tel: 01488 658184
http://www.benchmarkfurniture.com




Bath Road
Kintbury
RG17 9SA
United Kingdom

Furniture and Metal Workshop Tour

This tour is an opportunity for interior designers to gain a better understanding of the processes involved in furniture making and specialist joinery from tree to finished piece. Starting in the mill you will learn about the importance of timber selection in terms of colour, grain, character and structure and see how it is prepared and planked. Moving into the main workshop you will see the different stages of making from the 5 axis CNC machine through to the hand-cutting of joints by our master craftsmen. From there you will visit the Spray Shop where you will learn about different finishing techniques. Along the way you will visit the Metal workshop and see how we work with non-ferrous metals such as pewter, copper and zinc. The tour will finish with the Design Studio where you will gain an insight into how n we develop bespoke designs from initial briefs and sketch proposals, through samples and mock-ups, full CAD drawings and modelling, to the completed design.

Details

  • Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Cost: £0.00
  • Venue: Benchmark, Bath Road, Kintbury, Berkshire RG17 9SA
  • Regions Covered:

Understanding Wood

This talk is an opportunity for Interior Designers to gain a better understanding of wood so that they can commission more effectively. Learn about the properties of different species of woods from their structure, grain, character and colour through to their relative costs, finishes, care & maintenance and appropriateness for use. When booking, please note that minimum numbers apply.

Details

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Cost: £0.00
  • Venue: Benchmark, Bath Road, Kintbury, Berkshire, RG17 9SA or at studios within the London Area
  • Regions Covered: London & Benchmark Workshop

Understanding Non-Ferrous Metals

This talk is about non-ferrous metals such as pewter, zinc, copper and gilding metal. Learn about their colours and properties and the different finishes that can be achieved. Learn about the care and maintenance and comparative costs of different metals so that you can commission more effectively. This talk will include a tour of the metal workshop where you will be able to watch master craftsmen at work and see how the metals are beaten and moulded, polished and patinated. When booking, please note that minimum numbers apply.

Details

  • Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Cost: £0.00
  • Venue: Benchmark, Bath Road, Kintbury, Berkshire, RG17 9SA or at studios within the London Area
  • Regions Covered: London & Benchmark Workshop