Woodworking Course: Mitered Boxes - Short Courses Sydney

Woodworking Course: Mitered Boxes

What you'll learn

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Looking for fun things to do in Sydney? Join a woodworking class with Wood Academy and learn how to make mitered boxes!

This is a two-day workshop for students who wish to develop their skills in box-making.

You'll be introduced to the foundations of box-making with an emphasis on hand tools. We'll cover the use of different planes, including block planes, smoothing planes, rebate planes, plow planes and plane shooting boards to create the box.

Other skills that'll be taught include measuring and marking, hand sawing, veneer splines, homemade clamps, oils and shellac will also be covered during the course.

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand mitered box-making techniques using hand tools
  • master the use of planes, saws, and other woodworking tools for joinery
  • learn accurate measuring, marking, and hand sawing methods for woodworking projects
  • apply oils and shellac for a polished and professional finish
  • take home everything you make

Course content

What will be covered in this woodworking course?

  • Overview of mitered box construction techniques and importance of accuracy
  • Hands-on training with block planes, smoothing planes, saws, and other essential hand tools
  • Use plane shooting boards for precise joinery and practice accurate measuring and marking
  • Introduction to veneer splines and practical application in box-making
  • Learn to create custom clamps using common materials for woodworking projects
  • Guidance on applying oils and shellac for a professional finish on mitered boxes

Intended audience

Who is this woodworking course for?

Suitable for beginners with no experience up to intermediate students. Children 14+ are welcome to participate in this course.

Please note, we require a parent or guardian to be on the premises for the duration of the class if a minor is attending.

Course venue


12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (600m).

Class Materials

Please bring to your class

  • PPE will be supplied however students wishing to bring their own should come with a face mask, safety glasses or goggles and earmuffs or earplugs
  • Closed shoes are a mandatory requirement for all students
  • Feel free to bring your own tools relevant to the class along to get better accustomed at using them but we also supply all tools if you don't have any
  • Lunch: we have a kitchen onsite with fridge and microwave for those that want to bring their own food, and there are also takeaway options within walking distance

Requirements and Safety

  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available.
  • 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:

  • Please be advised that classes held by Timberbits do not permit class credit, transfers, or refunds for any enrolments.
  • Meal breaks – Lunch will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. You will need to bring your own lunch. We have a fridge and freezer to store your food as well as a microwave and kettle if required.
  • 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.
  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • Please don't wear any jewellery
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes

Course tutors

David Lim David divides his time between making with wood and teaching at Wood Academy and Timberbits. David has made over 26,000 pens and thousands of boxes, which are sold through Wood Galleries...

At Wood Academy, we celebrate the power of craftsmanship, the way it can ignite passion, inspire creativity, and instill a deep sense of satisfaction.  There’s a certain magic in creating...

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$430 Limited inc GST / $387
Important Note: Please note this course is exempt from all discounts including the learning membership. Please see terms and conditions. Additionally, all classes held by The Wood Academy do not permit class credit, transfers, or refunds for any enrolments.

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