Projects 1


This module, Projects 1, integrates the core areas of design, making and digital manufacture in the context of furniture related products. Learners are taught from first principles and establish a level of accuracy and proficiency required for the production of creative and high quality pieces. The module will be process led in order to help learners build competence in their use of the design process and the application of both traditional and modern woodworking techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop through questioning and lecturer demonstrations a defined level of work quality and aspire to achieve this.

  2. Competently produce high quality components and finished pieces of furniture through the organisation and use of essential hand skills, power tools and basic traditional and digital machining techniques.

  3. Demonstrate an ability to analyse design briefs and develop creative solutions to the problems posed

  4. Prepare the organisation, planning and production of furniture components.

  5. Apply different wood finishes to a required level of work quality

  6. Consider through class discussion, issues related to sustainability, circular economy and the UN sustainable development goals as they apply to furniture making practice and project work.

  7. Value the importance of appropriate furniture design and making techniques in the manufacture of high quality gallery standard furniture.

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