beginner woodworking – Make Your Own Side Table

Cost: $1300 (includes all materials)

Instructor: Rob Fabris

Difficulty: Beginner

Duration: 4 days – run over 2 consecutive weekends or 4 consecutive days during term breaks. Starts at 9am and over the course of the 4 days will finish between 4-6pm – (1/2 hr lunch).

Course dates

Sat/Sun 18/19 & 25/26 May 2024

3 vacancies

Sat/Sun 10/11 & 17/18 August 2024

4 vacancies

More 2024 dates coming soon. Join our waitlist to register your interest and stay informed of any vacancies and future dates.


Join Rob Fabris for this 4-day project-based introduction to furniture making course for beginners.  Working 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. This will include:

  • Introduction to Plans and Drawings
  • Timber selection
  • Demonstration of how to prepare and cut timber for use in the project.
  • Learn how to measure and mark out.
  • Sharpening and the benefits of using sharp tools.
  • Use of saws, planes and chisels to complete your joinery.
  • Use of hand planes to flatten and shape your components.
  • Introduction to the usefulness of jigs (used to taper the legs, etc).
  • Use and application of different glues
  • Clamping
  • Finishing techniques and the benefits of different finishes.
  • Provide you with a list of suppliers for future purchase of supplies and tools.

The table is 320mm Wide x 320mm Long x 430mm High


Rob Fabris
Rob Fabris

In 1996 Rob completed “Designing in Wood” at the Coles School of Woodcraft. Since 1998 his workshop has been located in Box Hill where he has been making bespoke furniture and teaching woodworking courses.

Payment information

Payment: Full fee payment is required for all courses with your application.

Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation email of your enrolment along with a paid in full tax invoice.

Cancellation: Course places are limited. If a course has to be cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, we will notify you and issue you with a full refund or arrange a transfer to another class.


  • If you need to withdraw from a class, please inform us immediately. If your withdrawal occurs more than 3 weeks before the course start date and you choose not to reschedule, we will refund the amount paid, minus any PayPal or Credit Card charges.
  • For withdrawal within 3 weeks of the course start date or for failure to attend the course, no refunds or transfers are permitted.  However, if we can fill the vacancy from our waitlist, we will issue a refund, minus any PayPal or Credit Card charges, or allow you to transfer to another course date.

GST: All prices include GST

Course Information

$1300 incl.gst

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