Class description

Over the course of eight 3-hour sessions held every Wednesday evening, participants will gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of woodworking tasks and techniques.

This course is designed for individuals with little to no prior woodworking experience and beginners looking to build a strong foundation in woodworking skills.

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the art and craft of woodworking, with a focus on safety, essential tools, and basic skills.

Course Objectives:

Safety First: Understanding and implementing woodworking safety protocols, including proper tool usage, protective gear, and workshop organization.

Tools of the Trade: Introducing students to the essential hand and power tools used in woodworking, their functions, and maintenance.

Wood Selection: Exploring different types of wood, their characteristics, and how to select the appropriate wood for various projects.

Measuring and Marking: Developing precision in measuring, marking, and layout techniques, which are essential for accurate and professional woodworking.

Joinery Techniques: Learning the fundamental principles of various joinery methods.

Cutting and Shaping: Practical experience in using saws, chisels, planes, and routers to cut and shape wood.

Finishing and Sanding: Understanding the finishing process, including sanding, staining, and applying protective coatings to create a polished final product.

Project Work: Applying the skills and techniques learned to complete a beginner-level woodworking project.

Course Structure:

Each night will start with a brief theory session to introduce the topic and demonstrate techniques.

Participants will then have hands-on practice, with guidance and supervision from the instructor.

Projects will progress in complexity, allowing students to apply newly acquired skills.

At the end of the “Introduction to Woodworking Course, ” participants will have the knowledge and experience to tackle basic woodworking projects with confidence.

Whether you aspire to create custom furniture, home decor, or simply enjoy woodworking as a hobby, this course is your gateway to the world of woodworking.

Suitable for beginners with no experience up to intermediate students. Children 14+ are welcome to participate in this course.

Please note, we require a parent or guardian to be on the premises for the duration of the class if a minor is attending.


In this woodworking introduction, you’ll not only craft your own pieces but also gain essential knowledge and skills. Equipped with the ability to cut, fit, and finish with precision, you’ll be ready to explore further woodworking projects with confidence.


PPE will be supplied however students wishing to bring their own should come with a face mask, safety glasses or goggles and earmuffs or earplugs.

Closed shoes are a mandatory requirement for all students.

Those with their own tools relevant to the class should also bring them along to get better accustomed at using them but we also supply all tools if you don’t have any.

We have a kitchen onsite with fridge and microwave for those that want to bring their own food, and there are also takeaway options within walking distance.

WORK SHOP location

12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

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About Flynn Drego

Flynn embarked on his professional journey as a designer, focusing initially on product design following his studies in Industrial Design at university. His enthusiasm for woodworking developed over time, leading him to refine his skills and knowledge in crafting custom furniture and wood products. Inspired by his craft, Flynn transitioned into the realm of education, undertaking further studies to become a teacher specialising in Industrial Technology, focusing on timber and construction at High Schools. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Flynn has nurtured countless students, guiding them to create exceptional works showcased at the SHAPE and INTEC exhibitions, as well as the Australian Wood Review publication.
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