Short Courses

See the exciting range of woodworking short courses we offer from our Melbourne based woodworking school below.

Course offerings

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 out of beautiful Tasmanian Myrtle.

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.

Beginner Woodworking – Introduction to Hand & Power Tools with Rob Fabris (1 day) – $350

Are you a woodworking enthusiast looking to take your skills to the next level? Our Introduction to Hand & Power Tools course for woodworkers is just what you need! Join Rob Fabris for this one-day hands-on course.

veneered tray course project

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 5 students only.  Louen will introduce you to the fundamentals of veneering and woodwork through the process of making a veneered tray.

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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) – $275

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.

Short courses coming soon

Intermediate Whisky/Wine Cabinet



9-10 December 2023

3-4 February 2024

10-11 February 2024

17 February 2024

24-25 February 2024

6/7 & 13/14 April 2024


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Furniture Restoration

Introduction to Straw Marquetry

Box Making

Make your Own Veneered Tray

Make your Own Side Table


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