melbourne school of fine woodworking (msfw) is a not for profit woodworking club located at Box Hill in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

We provide ongoing daytime and evening tutor groups, specialist workshops and project based courses in fine furniture making for beginners through to experienced woodworkers.

Professional designers and furniture makers teach students in small classes with an emphasis on using hand tools and techniques. Our facilities include a workshop equipped with workbenches and hand tools for each student and a separate machine room.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to broaden their skills and design and make furniture for their own enjoyment in a supportive environment. Previous woodworking skills are not necessary, but success in fine furniture making does require patience and attention to detail.


Wishing all visitors to our website

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Our office will close on 18/12/14 and will re-open on 15/1/15
(emails and phone messages will be attended to during this period)

Get in Quick!!

- Only 2 Term 1 vacancies left – Tuesday and Thursday morning Tutor Groups

- 1 vacancy in 21/22 Feb Introduction to Furniture Making Course

Give the Gift of Woodworking

Give a Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking Gift Certificate to that special person in your life who is interested in woodworking.  To purchase a Gift Certificate please contact us.


Term 1 2015 -  26 January to 27 March

Please click here to view our current list of vacancies


2015 Short Courses

Please click here to view our current list of vacancies

If the course you are interested in is not scheduled, please contact us now to register your interest –