Kids Woodworking Course: Timber Car Making - Short Courses Sydney

Kids Woodworking Course: Timber Car Making

What you'll learn

Learn how to build your own wooden step stool with our woodwork short courses in Sydney!

Our Kids Woodworking courses are the perfect opportunity for kids and their parents or guardians to work together, learn some woodworking skills, and take something beautiful and handmade home.

Each course looks at the properties and history of timber, the value of sustainability and recycled materials, and using hand woodworking tools in a safe and supportive environment.

This two day timber car making course for ages 6 - 12 years. A parent or guardian is required to attend with each child, and this place is included in each booking.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Kids Woodworking course, you should be able to:

  • an appreciation of the value of second-hand timber
  • the knowledge to safely and effectively use some simple hand tools under supervision
  • been introduced to a range of woodworking terminology
  • used a number of woodworking devices and jigs
  • worked on your own timber project

Course content

What will be covered in this Kids Woodworking course?

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Timber selection and an understanding of second-hand timber
  • Grain direction and strength and weaknesses
  • Project outline and assembly
  • Use of various woodworking tools and equipment
  • How to use woodworking glues
  • Sanding and finishing

Intended audience

Who is this Kids Woodworking course for?

This woodwork workshop specially designed for young enthusiasts aged 10 to 15 years old and their parents or guardians.

Important note: Parents are not required to pay to attend, but are required to be present on site for the duration of the course. We've found these courses a great opportunity for parents/guardians and kids to work on a project together. However, individual adults are not able to sign up to attend.

Course venue

Among The Trees Workshop

27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW 2204

We encourage students to utilize the numerous public transport options nearby or ride their bicycle to Among the Trees, there is a bike rack on site. Street parking is limited during the day and onsite parking is off-limits for course participants during business hours (Wed-Sat 10am-4pm). Please contact Among the Trees directly if you have access concerns or requirements, there is an accessible parking spot available that we can reserve if requested. Outside business hours there are 3 onsite parking spots available.

Tools and materials

This course will be taught using entirely second-hand timber. You will be taught to use a variety of woodworking tools and materials including:

  • Reclaimed Timber, where to find it and how to use it.
  • Measuring and marking tools
  • Handsaws
  • Chisels
  • Handplanes
  • Hammer and nails
  • Drills, drivers and screws
  • Wood glue
  • Timber finishes

All tools and materials to be provided by Among the Trees.

Please note: This course may involve materials that are allergens for students. Nut and seed oils, as well as fine wood dust, may be present at points throughout the course. If you have any allergies please get in touch with us.

Requirements and safety

  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use.
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Aprons will be provided but please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust or glue).
  • Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn.
  • For your own safety, facilitator instructions regarding the correct use of tools and equipment must be followed at all times.
  • Any people thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be able to take part in the workshop.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Concessions or discounts cannot be applied to classes hosted at the Among The Trees venue.

Please advise Among The Trees about:

  • Your emergency contact (name, relationship and contact phone number), and
  • Any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair access) if applicable

A 30-minute lunch break will take place halfway through all-day classes. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there are cafes and takeaway restaurants nearby.

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