beginner woodworking – Veneering Techniques

Cost: $750

Instructor: Rob Fabris

Difficulty: Beginner

Duration: 2 days. Starts at 9am and will finish at 4pm – (1/2 hr lunch).

Course dates

Sat/Sun 15/16 June 2024

6 vacancies

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Join Rob Fabris for this 2-day hands-on course suitable for beginners.  You will learn the fundamentals of veneering and gain a comprehensive understanding of the materials, tools and techniques used in the veneering process.

  • The benefits of using veneer
  • Use of veneering tools & materials – veneer saw, various cutting implements, tape, glue & clamps.
  • Cutting and joining veneer sheets – plain, quarter cut, rift-cut, book matching and slip matching techniques to create different patterns.
  • Softening / flattening veneer
  • Adhesives and pressing techniques
  • Choice & preparation of substrates
  • Edging
  • Basic bent lamination
  • Repair and restore veneered surfaces
  • Trimming and finishing
  • Troubleshooting common problems

There will be handouts, but please also bring a notepad and pen.

We provide the eye and ear protection and disposable dust masks – but please bring your own if you have them. Please wear sensible footwear that completely covers the foot.

veneer project being measured


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

$750 incl.gst (includes all materials)

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