“a place to learn and be creative, to produce something beautiful and tangible, to learn patience, precision and process“

“the workshop provides me with a sanctuary away from home, a place to enjoy the company of like-minded people from all walks of life”

“I have developed a respect for working with wood and a deep appreciation of the time and effort required to produce a finished project“

“my Tutor’s wealth of knowledge was used extensively from the start of the design and timber selection right through to the choice of finish to use”

Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking

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.

“I have developed a respect for working with wood and a deep appreciation of the time and effort required to produce a finished project.”

Router Techniques course – Sunday, 10th June

1 vacancy 

Join Gray Balmer for this one day course for beginners.  The workshop is designed for students interested in learning about one of a woodworker’s most versatile tools and using it to its full potential.

This Router Technique workshop has been developed to also help you choose a suitable router. Through discussion, demonstrations and practical guidance, students will be taken through the principals of using a router.

All materials and tools are supplied for the duration of the workshop.  However if you already own a router, please bring it along.

If you’re interested, send Kym an email – info@msfw.org.au or call 9897 3055


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.

2018 Short Courses

Please click here to view our list of courses currently scheduled and their vacancies

If the course you are interested in is not scheduled, please contact us now to register your interest – info@msfw.org.au.


Term 2 2018

16 April to 29 June

Please click here to view our current list of vacancies

If the Tutor Group you are interested in is full, please contact us to be waitlisted.

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