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Learn Woodwork for Beginners with our DIY woodwork courses in Sydney!

If you're wanting to start learning woodwork, and you don't know where to start, this is the course for you. This Woodwork course provides the foundations for woodwork projects with a Re-DIY focus - the reuse of timber to create a functional toolbox.

You will learn how to work with hand and power tools, selecting timbers, measuring and planning for projects, and different finishing techniques for timber. This course will give you an understanding of carpentry terminology and techniques so that you can take your own projects with confidence.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure a maximal learning experience. Please ensure you will be able to attend all sessions of the course. If you miss one or more sessions, it will become quite difficult to catch up and learn the skills safely.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this woodwork course, you should have:

  • learned how to use woodworking tools safely
  • learned to identify and use selected electric machines safely
  • learned the carpentry terminology
  • learned woodworking techniques and practices
  • gained skills in planning, reading plans and developing a cutting list
  • made a functional toolbox.

What will be covered in this woodwork course?

  • Practice safety in the workshop
  • Identify and use woodworking tools
  • Identify and use selected electric machines
  • Understand basic information on timber properties and types
  • Selecting and preparing reclaimed timber
  • Understand joining techniques
  • Measuring and working to a plan
  • Different finishing techniques for timber and ongoing maintenance

Who is this woodwork course for?

This course is suitable for beginners with no prior experience.

Materials provided

All tools and materials are provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own tools - old and new - and learn how to use and maintain them.

What to bring to class

Please bring the following PPE:

  • a face mask
  • safety glasses or goggles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

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

Course venue: Redfern

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre (Redfern)

107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 (entry via Turner Street, opposite of 23 Turner Street, from the rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop

The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Transportation and parking

Public transport would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.
The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6 pm.
The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two block, untimed parking is on your right.

Course venue: Parramatta

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre (Parramatta)

1/10 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Transportation and parking

The Bower Parramatta is located 750m from the Parramatta train station. The Route 900 / free shuttle bus stops nearby at the corner of Macquarie & O’Connell Street.
There is paid parking directly above The Bower in the Hunter Street (Justice Precinct) car park.

Additional information

  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes

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Woodwork Course for Beginners

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Woodwork Course for Beginners

<p>Learn Woodwork for Beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/woodwork">DIY woodwork courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>If you're wanting to start learning

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$449 Limited inc GST / $337 / $359.20 / $404.10
Venue: Parramatta. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+
Woodwork Course for Beginners

<p>Learn Woodwork for Beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/woodwork">DIY woodwork courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>If you're wanting to start learning

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $337 / $359.20 / $404.10
Venue: Redfern. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+
Woodwork Course for Beginners

<p>Learn Woodwork for Beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/woodwork">DIY woodwork courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>If you're wanting to start learning

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $337 / $359.20 / $404.10
Venue: Redfern. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+
Woodwork Course for Beginners

<p>Learn Woodwork for Beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/woodwork">DIY woodwork courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>If you're wanting to start learning

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $337 / $359.20 / $404.10
Venue: Redfern. Please enrol at least 2 working days before the start date so we can prepare for the correct class size. For ages 18+

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Loved the course. Was a good intro into woodworking. Though I really liked the first tutor, he was a bit too relaxed and found I learned much more from the second tutor.

  • said: Great tutors gave clear instructions and class had a good pace

  • said: Fabulous course. Learnt so so much. Great atmosphere. Terrific tutor, so patient, kind, knowledgeable and present throughout the classes. Thank you so much!

  • said: The inclusive and friendly teaching staff and environment. I felt completely comfortable and confident in the instructions around the use of some pretty heavy duty tools. Thanks Shar

  • said: The instructor gave very clear instructions. He's friendly and well prepared. The lessons were easy to understand and follow. The product was great and useful. Very happy with this course!

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