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SS1 First Term Furniture Making Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS1 First Term Furniture Making Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Furniture Making


Overview of the course and its importance.

Introduction to basic woodworking tools.

Safety precautions in the workshop.

Demonstration of tool handling and basic woodworking techniques.

Week 2: Wood Identification and Selection


Identification of different types of wood.

Factors influencing wood selection for furniture making.

Practical session on proper wood handling and preparation.

Week 3: Measurement and Marking


Importance of accurate measurements in furniture making.

Practical exercises on measuring and marking wood for various projects.

Discussion on precision in woodworking.

Week 4: Joinery Techniques


Introduction to basic joinery methods (e.g., butt joints, mitre joints).

Practical sessions on executing different joinery techniques.

Understanding the role of joinery in furniture stability.

Week 5: Introduction to Wood Finishing


Importance of wood finishing in furniture making.

Types of wood finishes and their application methods.

Practical demonstration of applying wood finishes.

Week 6: Basic Furniture Design Principles


Overview of design principles in furniture making.

Practical exercises in sketching simple furniture designs.

Group discussion on creativity in woodworking.

Week 7: Building Simple Wooden Structures


Hands-on construction of basic wooden structures (e.g., stools, small tables).

Emphasis on applying learned joinery techniques.

Group critique and improvement suggestions.

Week 8: Upholstery Basics


Introduction to upholstery materials and tools.

Practical session on basic upholstery techniques.

Discussion on incorporating upholstery in furniture projects.

Week 9: Advanced Joinery Techniques


Exploration of more advanced joinery methods (e.g., dovetail joints).

Practical application of advanced joinery in small projects.

Group collaboration on complex joinery tasks.

Week 10: Furniture Assembly and Finishing Touches


Hands-on experience in assembling furniture pieces.

Final touches and refinements to ensure quality.

Group discussion on troubleshooting common assembly issues.

Week 11: Revision Week


Review of key concepts and techniques learned.

Q&A sessions to address any doubts or concerns.

Practical revision exercises to reinforce skills.

Week 12: Examination Week


Written and practical exams covering the entire term’s content.

Evaluation of student understanding and application.

Individual feedback sessions.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Recap of the term’s achievements and challenges.

Distribution of certificates and recognition for outstanding performance.

Discussion on future woodworking projects and opportunities.

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