“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.”

Wishing all visitors to our website a Happy New Year!

The office will close on Friday, 16th December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday, 17th January 2017.  (All phone messages and emails will be attended to during this period).

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.

2017 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 – info@msfw.org.au.

TUTOR GROUPS

Term 1 2017

23 January to 31 March

Please click here to view our current list of vacancies

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