Introduction to Carpentry Course - Sydney Short Courses

Introduction to Carpentry Course

What you'll learn

Learn the basics of carpentry with our Woodwork courses in Sydney!

"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." - Albert Einstein

You are a wood lover? Then come along to this DIY course, demonstrating basic carpentry knowledge and skills to construct a simple storage crate from reclaimed material.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this introduction to carpentry course you will have:

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Understanding of second-hand timber
  • Knowledge of good woodworking practices
  • Understanding of correct marking out and how to work accurately to a plan
  • Hands-on experience and guidance with drill, driver, jigsaw, handsaw and circular saw
  • A storage crate to take home

Course content

What will be covered in this introduction to carpentry course?

  • Introduction
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Project outline
  • Properties of timber
  • Introduction to saws and sawing technique
  • Measure, mark, and cut post to length
  • Introduction to glue
  • Intro to nails and hammers
  • Nail and glue rails of crate
  • Intro to drills and drivers
  • Glue and screw base of crate
  • Intro to jigsaw
  • Create handles for crate

Intended audience

Who is this introduction to carpentry course for?

This course is for complete beginners who have had no experience with woodwork.

Course venue

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016

  • The entrance to the Bower workshop is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is opposite no. 23 Turner Street. You will see a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If the door is locked, please press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 12:30 pm.
  • Public transport is the best way to get to the workshop space. The space is located close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.
  • Most nearby parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it is untimed after 8 pm. Untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Any drills or tools from home you would like to use
  • The following PPE:
    • A face mask
    • Safety glasses or googles
    • Earmuffs or earplugs

The Bower has PPE sanitised and available to borrow. Students must sanitise before and after use.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels, please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

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The Bower is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to: Reduce the amount of hard waste going to landfills through education, repair, reuse and resale, Raise awareness of the value of waste...

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Introduction to Carpentry Course

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This class is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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