The 2015 Wooden Surfboard Day at the Gold Coast was held on what was most likely the most perfect winters day.
It was all very hands on at the recent Working with Wood Show at the RNA last weekend...
We had an overwhelming response and interest in not only our Wooden Surfboard and traditional woodworking classes, but also our custom making and furniture restoration services. Thank you to Carbatec for making this possible. Much appreciation to Michael Hoffman and David Wardrop for their invaluable help and enthusiasm over the weekend.
Well we have known for quite a while about the sustainability, the versatility, the many advantages of Creating your own Wooden Surfboard. The Sydney Morning Herald this week has highlighted these very things, that make Bywater Surfboards a wise and ecological choice for creating your perfect surfboard and riding experience...
For further information on our Wooden Surfboards, our classes or if you would like a custom made surfboard, please do not hesitate contact us
Article Source; The Sydney Morning Herald Feb 1 2015
One of the many benefits of having an item of furniture Custom Made is the wonderful array of fine details in the design that can make that piece of furniture essentially yours. Whether it is the addition of dovetails, a shadow line, a rebate in the table top, the inclusion of these fine details enhance the classic design that you have chosen. Creating an individual style customised for your home décor and lifestyle.
The kitchen, arguably the most hardworking, central point of the home deserves to be treated to some special attention now and again.
An update, extra storage, new modifications inject new life into a kitchen, evolving with the family needs
Using recycled hoop pine ( from a dismantled 1800's home in inner city Brisbane) this kitchen was restored, to include an impressive butlers pantry, extra bench space and more storage and a new design in keeping with this traditional Queenslanders charm and character.
Remaining faithful to the 1960/s a client requested we design and make a Lounge Suite that lends itself to the clean simple lines of this era .
Using Tasmanian Oak, the 3 Seater and 2 Chairs, came together beautifully using modern fabric to enhance the wonderful design. The lounge suite is a timeless classic.
Thank you to Pacific Longboarder Magazine for the wonderful article on our Wooden Surfboard Classes;
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Bywater Design was delighted to produce for Media Playground The Wooden Centrepiece for Red Bull . These wooden centrepieces provide a wonderful backdrop for the Australian Music Festivals that Red Bull produce. After deliberation and precision fine tuning we feel these Red Bulls will certainly give you wings ...
Thank you Lachlan Brown for Images .
Due to popular demand; Bywater Design are very proud to introduce their Wooden Surfboard Classes intensive course.
In the space of three days you will be able to make, shape and complete your very own wooden surfboard.
All ready to glass
Dates for this class are Ekka Week ; August ; 13, 14 and 15.
* June Special; Enrol this month to receive your complimentary new fins for the board you are making
What are you waiting for ??
Positions are limited, so contact us now to reserve your position.
Surfs Up !
Shaun, who recently began his 3 yrd of his apprenticeship recently completed his theory module learning new leg and rail construction and timber selection processes.
During this time Shaun successfully made a coffee table and chair, using New Guinea Rosewood, Shaun has put his knowledge to wonderful practical use, constructing furniture of a high calibre
Well done Shaun on excellent craftmanship !!!
With no previous woodworking experience, Chloe began the Introductory to Fine Woodworking Class with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. At the completion of this introductory course Chloe was able to take home her very own gorgeous chopping/serving board.
Congratulations Chloe on your great achievement !
We are pleased and proud to announce that our hardworking 2nd year apprentice Shaun has won the World Skills Australia 2011 Competition Brisbane Region - Cabinet Making Section.
The competition involved competitors completing a spice rack ; - the finished piece was to include dovetailed drawers and a rebated back .
Shaun impressed the judges with his efficiency, professional use of machinery and safe work practices. The end result was a finished piece that is testament to Shaun's hard work and enthusiasm for learning that he has shown in the Bywater Design workshop over the last 2 years !!
Congratulations Shaun !!
Our very popular Woodworking Classes are now in their 7th year ! We enjoy seeing our students learn new skills and nurture their passion for woodwork . Over the course of this time we have been lucky enough to teach students from all demographics and from all over Brisbane including The Gold and Sunshine Coasts . The high standard to which our students produce work is testament to their willingness to learn and the dedication to our craft.
One such student, who displays these qualities is Daniel.
Daniel is a vibrant and energetic gentleman in his 90's ! ! Daniel has been a student under the expert guidance of David for well over a year.
During this time, Daniel has produced work of a very high standard.
Apart form his love of woodworking, Daniel is a fierce golfer and enjoys learning Latin Dancing !!!
We would like to congratulate Daniel on his enthusiasm, joy and happiness he contributes to the class. He is an inspiration .
Flash forward to 2010 and we have had the pleasure of teaching men and women of all ages, occupations and areas of Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast the fine art of Furniture Making. We are proud to say many of our original students are still with us, creating their own beautiful works of art.
Our workshop is a busy hub on weeknights, where our enthusiastic students are given guidance, enthusiasm and personalised tuition on their varied and original projects. Everyone works at their own pace, there is no deadlines, no stress, only a fun learning environmnent.
Our classes are held on weeknights from 6 - 9pm, if you are interested in learning a new craft, creating your own furniture and generally having a really fun time please Get in contact with us.