Based in Cape Town, The Mercury School of Woodwork offers you the opportunity to rediscover the age-old craft of woodwork. Experience the joy and simplicity of working with your hands, along with the satisfaction of learning a useful skill. 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 beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. The first two follow a set syllabus, while the advanced courses are tailored to the students' individual needs, most often on a one-on-one basis. And while in the more advanced classes you will learn to use all sorts of power tools, in the beginners course you'll be shown how almost everything can be done with hand tools, just as the master cabinetmakers of the past have done for hundreds of years.