“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 (aged 18 and above) 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.”
Introduction to Furniture Making course
Saturday/Sunday – 9th/10th November 2019 – $380
Join Gray Balmer for this two day course for beginners. Gray will introduce you to the process of furniture making. This is a stand alone course where you learn the fundamentals required to start furniture making. It is not a project based course but will give you a good grounding if you are wanting to join one of our weekly Tutor Groups.
Box Making course
Saturday, 23rd November 2019 – $385
Join Remy Tramoy for this one day course for beginners.
Remy will introduce you to the process of Box Making using traditional techniques.
The course focuses on developing hand skills. At the end of the day you will have a beautiful handmade box to take home.
**New** Woodwork for Beginners (4 day course)
Make your own Occasional/Side Table
7th-10th January 2020 (Tue-Fri) – $860 including materials
Join Rob Fabris for this four-day project-based course for beginners. A practical approach to basic woodworking taught in the process of making and finishing your own Blackwood side table. The course focuses on developing hand skills. At the end of the 4 days you will have a beautiful side table to take home.
If you are interested, send Kym an email – firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2019 Short Courses
If the course you are interested in is not currently scheduled, please email now to register your interest – email@example.com and we will contact you once it is.