A space to create and learn all things woodworking in a supportive environment. We offer woodworking short courses and weekly term classes.
Learn new skills
furniture and objects
out of wood
Create beautiful furniture and objects out of wood
Develop a new
Develop a new hobby
Who are our courses for?
looking to try something new
looking to improve their skills
Looking for a new Hobby
seeking hands-on experience
seeking to expand their knowledge and skills
Beginner Woodworking – Make Your Own Side Table with Rob Fabris (4 day) – $1300
Join Rob Fabris for this four-day project-based introduction to furniture making course for beginners with a maximum of 6 students. Rob will introduce you to the fundamentals of joinery and woodwork through the process of making a small side table.
Beginner Woodworking – Box Making with Remy Tramoy (1 day) – $475
Join Remy Tramoy for this one-day course for beginners. As one of only 5 students, you will be introduced to the process of box making using traditional techniques. The course focuses on developing hand skills.
Furniture Restoration with Ben Hodgetts (2 day) – $650
Join Master Restorer, Ben Hodgetts for this two-day Furniture Restoration intensive. You will work on your own period or modern furniture / items and learn the techniques required to bring them back to life.
Introduction to Hand & Power Tools for Home DIY with Andrew Fabris (1 day) – $400
Are you a Home DIY enthusiast looking to enhance your skills or learn the fundamentals of hand and power tools? Join Andrew Fabris, “Master Carpenter”, for this one-day hands-on course with a Home DIY focus. You will be guided through the proper and safe use of various hand and power tools.
Introduction to Veneering – Make your own Veneered Tray with Louen Pinpin-Menez (2 day) – $750
Join Louen Pinpin-Menez for this two-day project-based course for beginners with a maximum of 6 students. Louen will introduce you to the fundamentals of veneering and woodwork through the process of making a veneered tray.
Introduction to Straw Marquetry with Laura Inguaggiato (2 day) – $750
Prepare to be inspired and captivated by the beauty of Straw Marquetry. You will learn step-by-step techniques to create geometric patterns using this unique natural medium. This course is suitable for beginners and all tools and materials are supplied.
Beginner Woodworking – Veneering Techniques with Rob Fabris (2 day) – $725
Join Rob Fabris for this two-day hands-on course suitable for beginners and learn the fundamentals of veneering. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the materials, tools and techniques.
Wood Finishing – Introduction to timber finishing using VOC Free Hard Wax Oils & Natural Timber Oils with Richard Lloyd (1 day) – $295
Join Richard Lloyd for this one-day introduction to timber finishing course using environmentally friendly VOC free hard wax oils and natural timber oils. You will have the opportunity to practice applying these finishes using various techniques.
Weekly Term classes
(Work on your own project at your own pace)
8 weeks x 4 hrs in the morning
8 weeks x 3.5 hrs in the afternoon
8-10 weeks x 3 hrs in the evening
We are Rob & Kym Fabris, owners of Melbourne Woodworking Courses. With our extremely knowledgeable and amazingly skilled Instructors, most with over 20 years experience in their field – Rob Fabris, Andrew Gibbs, Carl Lutz, Bruce Moonie, Leslie Jones & Chris Maruca – offer weekly term classes, where you get to work on your own project at your own pace under the guidance of a professional furniture maker instructor and hands-on woodworking short courses on weekends, evenings and term breaks. Our short course instructors are, Rob Fabris, Ben Hodgetts, Remy Tramoy, Richard Lloyd, Andrew Fabris, Louen Pinpin-Menez & Laura Inguaggiato. Come and join our community of woodworkers, meet new people and learn new skills.