New course

Candle-Box Making

15 & 16 June 2024 9am-4.30pm

In this two-day box making class with Dom, you will construct a beautiful Tasmanian Blackwood Candle-Box with a raised-panel sliding lid and African Ebony pull.

You will leave with a box that you have made by hand!

14 hours (7 hours x 2 days)

$680 pp (plus 1.5% credit card fee)

New course

Chess Table for Beginners

Starting Tue 28 May 2024 9am-1pm

In this beginner course, you will build a stunning chess table that doubles as a coffee table. This versatile table adds beauty and functionality to any home, serving as a sturdy coffee table while providing the opportunity for timeless, intergenerational gaming enjoyment.

This course is offered in blocks of five consecutive weekly tutor sessions of 4 hours each (20 hours of tuition).

Block of 5 x 4 hours (20 hours)

$490 5 sessions pp and $390 materials

(plus 1.5% credit card fee)

Welcome to MSFW


At Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking (MSFW), we share a passion for crafting beautiful and functional pieces from timber. Whether you’re an experienced woodworker or a beginner looking to hone your skills, our community is the perfect place for you.

Our not-for-profit member run club, based in Box Hill, provides a welcoming and collaborative environment where you can learn, create, and connect with fellow woodworking enthusiasts. We offer a wide range of resources and activities, including:

  1. Tutor groups: Join our hands-on tutor groups led by experienced woodworkers to learn new techniques and gain practical skills.
  2. Short courses: Covering specialist workshops in areas such as furniture restoration and other useful skills.
  3. Not-for-profit club: We are a club for members run by members!
  4. Workshop and tool library: Access a variety of woodworking hand tools and equipment to bring your ideas to life without the need for a large investment.
  5. Expert advice: Tap into the collective knowledge of our community. Ask questions, seek advice, and exchange tips with experienced woodworkers.

Whether you’re interested in crafting furniture or simply exploring the art of woodworking, our club is here to support your journey. Join us today and discover the joy of working with timber while making lasting friendships along the way.

Let’s create, learn, and build together at MSFW!

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