Woodwork for Beginners


$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Woodwork for Beginners

<p><b><a href="/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/House-Renovation-Garden-Design">Learn</a> Woodwork for Beginners in Sydney.</b></p><p>This carpentry course provides the foundations

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 description

Learn Woodwork for Beginners in Sydney.

This carpentry 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 the understanding of carpentry terminology and techniques so that you can take your own projects with confidence.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximal learning experience.

Ideal for…

This course is suitable for beginners with no prior experience.

Course content
  • 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
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will 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.

All tools and materials are provided, however students are welcome to bring their own tools – old and new – and learn how to use and maintain them.


The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from rear of building)

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

Course testimonials:

  • Tailoi said: Shaun took the time to explain each new tool we used, providing details on how to use and select each optimally. His low key teaching approach was relaxed but informative at the same time. His passion for timber and woodwork is obvious and infectious. A perfect introductory course that turned out to far exceed expectations.

  • Sally said: Great location, class size and tutor!

  • Joanne said: The course was exactly what I wanted. I was pleased the cost of materials was included. Shane’s teaching was so clear & concise, I learnt a lot & have a great tool box