Carpentry Courses

Learn Traditional & contemporary Carpentry & Bamboo Carpentry skills


Marc Biddle, Deer Wood In-House Tutor

Marc’s passion for working with wood goes back to when, as a young boy, he had access to all his Dad’s carpentry project off-cuts, left in the garage at his family home. From the age of 10 he was gently encouraged and guided by his stepfather in the use of all the hand tools. That was 45 years ago, and he has never looked back.

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Professionally Marc is a traditional carpenter, but he has also worked and gained experience around the world using Bamboo.

Clients have included organisations as; The Theatre Royal, The Eden Project, various schools and colleges and countless other happy private clients. (See bio for more detail).


At Deer Wood, Marc offers his years of experience to help people of all ages backgrounds and abilities in a wide variety of both traditional carpentry skills workshops and specialist Bamboo training.

Carpentry Courses

In a beautiful woodland setting


"A joyful & enriching time shared with everyone on the course. Thank you for making it possible." Max R.

Carpentry course - May 2022

Courses include:

  • Bat, Owl & Bird Box making
  • Deluxe Bug Hotel making
  •  Bench Making
  • Garden Furniture
  • Steam bending
  • Beginners guide to Bamboo Carpentry
  • Women’s Carpentry Group
  • How to Build a Pole Structure

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Subsidised places available - contact us if you are on a limited income

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