Woodworking Courses

As part of our ongoing mission to promote the appreciation of fine woodworking and skill development for all woodworkers, we aim to provide high quality and engaging courses in woodwork for people of all levels. Whether you are a beginner, amateur, or professional, if you have an interest in refining your skills it is our aim to help you get what you need while creating a strong community of people with a shared passion. Check out our woodwork education programs below.


Upcoming Courses

Introductory Woodworking with Matt Dwight
Nov 10, 2018  Sorry, course now booked out
Dec 22, 2018  Sorry, course now booked out

In this practical, hands-on 1-day Basic Woodworking Skills course you will make a Serving Paddle and in the process learn how to:

  • Adjust and use a plane
  • Read and understand wood
  • Shape timber using hand tools
  • Prepare a surface for finishing

The day will also include discussion about basic set of tools and jigs/bench aids to help get you successfully started in woodworking.

The Course is run by Matt Dwight, an experienced professional. All materials will be supplied

Maximum 6 participants 
Cost:  New members $120 (Includes membership until 31st December 2018)
           Current members $50
Dates: Saturday 10 November 2018, 22 December 2018
Register with David Palmer at secretary.woodworkersnsw@gmail.com.au.



Table making course  Sorry, course now booked out


Course length

 4 consecutive days


 Monday 21 January 2019 to Thursday 24 January 2019

Course hours

 9.30am until 5.00pm each day (with a half-hour lunch break)


 Heartwood Creative Woodworking, Marrickville


 Stuart Faulkner, Association member and principal of Heartwood Creative Woodworking  

Course pre-requisites

 Prior experience using hand tools is essential. Basic experience using woodworking machinery is desirable

Course fee

 $595.00 (being course fee of $520.00 plus $75.00 for timber)


At the course you will make a shaker style table (approx. 425mm long x 280mm wide x 675mm high) but the main focus of the course will be skills development. While making the table you will learn a range of woodworking and joinery techniques including:

  • machining and accurate preparation of timber
  • jointing boards, gluing up a table top
  • different leg tapering methods
  • different approaches to mortise and tenon joints
  • gluing up table legs and rails and finishing options.

The course will be held in a purpose-built fully-equipped workshop. Hand tools and machinery will be used during the course. All safety equipment, tools and workshop consumables will be provided. If you have some woodworking experience, this is an ideal course for you to further develop your skills with one of Australia’s leading woodwork teachers.

You will be able to apply the new skills and knowledge you acquire to many of your future woodwork projects. There is a limit of five participants which will ensure all will receive considerable one-on-one tuition and guidance from Stuart.


External courses offered by our members:

Check out the links below for incredible workshops and learning opportunities provided by a few of our members.

Richard Crosland School of Fine Woodwork

Sydney’s Oldest School of Fine Woodwork with Richard Crosland

Richard’s classes consist of many students, some with engineering or design backgrounds, and some with no previous experience in woodwork at all – but they all learn the craft of furniture making. Students can try it or stay on to design & make their own furniture, custom designed for their houses, presents for other people or pieces taken from existing designs on the net. It’s a collaboration.

Find our more – Richard Cosland


Heartwood Creative Woodworking

Woodwork Classes in Sydney for the Creative at Heart

At Heartwood Creative Woodworking you can master the traditional skills of creating beautiful objects in wood.

Using finely crafted hand tools in our well equipped workshop, you will discover your own surprising abilities, and find new levels of patience and appreciation for beauty in the items you craft by hand.

Find out more – Stuart Faulkner


Terry Gleeson School of Woodwork

Want to improve your skills or learn new ones? Need a new hobby? We teach woodwork, turning, carving, dovetailing and other joinery in our fully equipped workshop at Middle Dural in Sydney’s North West.

Find out more – Terry Gleeson


Thirston Morris – Woodworking Classes

I teach beginners and intermediates, the necessary skills to create and finish a piece, first through a number of set pieces and then through furniture they want to make for themselves.

I help with everything from the design through to the final finish.

Through this process we will learn to value the materials with which we work, the knowledge which has come down to us and ourselves through our work.

These classes will suit anyone with a desire to create a fine piece of furniture that is both practical & beautiful, while attaining woodworking skills & a sense of achievement at having made it yourself.

Find out more – Thirston Morris

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