Upcycle with pallets - two day course

Have you ever wanted to create your own unique furniture? During this two day experience you’ll discover how to upcycle with pallets, transforming them into custom pieces for your home.

On day one you’ll learn how to source materials and discover the tools and techniques you’ll need to prepare them for upcycling. Once Scott has introduced you to the workshop tools, you’ll use a mix of hand and power tools to create your own piece of furniture. What you make is your choice, from a shoe or wine rack to a storage box, bird feeder or even a small bookcase.

For your second day, you’ll discover how to decorate wood. You'll experiment with using different colouring techniques, from painting to ageing your wood using a blow torch. At the end of the day, you’ll go home with your another unique build and the skills to make and decorate more upcycled pieces yourself.

All materials, tools and safety equipment will be provided and you'll have your own finished upcycled pieces to take home at the end of both days.

Age restrictions: 4+

Adult £225
Child (12 to 17 can attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian also on the course ) £225

How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking

COVID-19 guidelines

Everyone will need to confirm fitness each day. Everyone will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day. Hand washing will be compulsory at set times during the courses. Face masks will be compulsory during the specific parts of the course where you will be breathing heavily due to exertion. The remainder of the course we will have face shields available as an option to facemasks. Face shields will be provided. But please bring your own face mask.

On the day

You don't need any previous woodwork experience, just some enthusiasm! Please wear old clothes (or something that you don’t mind getting damaged or torn) and sensible, closed toe footwear. Work boots are recommended. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but please bring along your own packed lunch. Course Location at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.


Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.


Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.

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