Hill Picket Studio is a unique venue for the pursuit of fine woodwork and musical instrument making


Classes are tutored by master craftsman Chaim Factor. Guitar making is tutored by luthier Lloyd McCann


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This stool, made using the best of our Wicklow Beech, was a serious challenge for Alan who has patiently worked his way through all of the compound joints required to finish this demanding project. Each joint is a through mortice and tenon which offers that unique exposed joinery look !! The seat has been carved and then carefully sanded to remove any little chisel marks. The stool has been finished with 3 coats of Osmo organic high build satin oil / wax and this provides a really durable smooth and silky finish. 

Instrument Making for Beginners on a busy One Day Course

Saturday 12th August.

Why not not try your hand ?

If you are interested in making music or how instruments are made or even listening to music, then this one day course is for YOU 

Build a simple Canjo Guitar with an easy play open fret scale. Learn how to use a selection of woodworking tools, how to cut the frets and apply the fret wire, drill and apply the tuner machine head, place the can and string the instrument.  

Tuition Fees: € 125.00

10 % discount on Materials: € 30.00 inc Vat      (for this date only)

Refreshments and light lunch included.

          See course dates for details.


Escape to the Countryside

Hill Picket Studio is set in the heart of County Wicklow with spectacular views of the Vale of Avoca, the Wicklow Mountains and surrounding countryside. This setting and the facilities provided create a wonderful opportunity for people to spend some time developing their interest and skills in fine woodwork.