School of Fine Furniture
In 2003 Stuart opened the doors of his workshop to conduct his popular furniture design and woodworking classes.
During the course students are professionally guided on all facets of woodworking and design.
Our classes cater to the absolute beginner to advanced. With the guidance of our professional teachers, students are encouraged to eventually design and make their own masterpieces. Classes are kept to a small size – 6 maximum to ensure personalized tuition throughout the course.
For information on class times and current pricing – contact us on PH: 07 3256 9000 or please email us.
Or simply fill out the attached registration form to secure your place.
The Details – Getting Started
Often it can be very daunting starting something completely new. Our introductory course has been designed for those with little or no experience in woodworking. They are designed to give you the confidence and an understanding of the tolerances used to create fine furniture.
Emphasis is placed on mastering basic hand techniques and working with various timber species. By the end of the introduction course you will have made a beautifully unique chopping board, and be competent in tuning and using a hand plane, gluing, sharpening, sanding and finishing.
And After That?
At the conclusion of the introductory course, most students opt to continue their classes. Once you have grasped the basic principles, we then look at more advanced techniques such as hand cut dovetails, mortise and tenons and other complicated joinery. Classes will also focus on the use of machinery to supplement the hand techniques you are mastering.
In the advanced classes you will also be introduced to the challenges of furniture design and construction, and will be encouraged to design and make your own pieces.
Due to our small class size (max 6), teachers are always on hand to guide you along each step.
Or why not enrol in our Wooden Surfboard Classes?