InstructorChris Bush
TypeOnsite Course
DateJan 20, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Time9:00am - 5.00pm
PlaceThe Oast House, Tywnald Park, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140
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NEW! Our Flagship 2 week comprehensive furniture making program .

The “Art of Furniture making is a time honoured trade that embodies all the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship and design.

Those hallmarks or corner stones of the more recently labelled “makers space” are essentially about design, creativity, innovation, complexity, utility and detail.

These skills are both practical  and intellectual. They require the conscious marrying of hand and mind, planning and execution, which ultimately empower and nourish the soul.

Immerse yourself in a 10 day program

It is for clients seeking to immerse themselves in a 10 day  sanctuary of fine woodworking skills.

This is the flagship of the Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodworking.

Clients build a piece of furniture of their choosing or design.

They are encouraged to complete thumb nail sketches, assistance will provided with 3 dimensional working plans.

Their is a focus on:

Full size plans, pattern, models, practice joints, machining, veneering,marquetry, woodturning, cnc routering,  assembly, and finishing techniques.

This class includes a trip to specialized retail tool and furniture hardware shops in Hobart and a trip to Mt Field to see the ‘Tall Trees”.


Bench time and tuition $1900

Material Levy $350

Accommodation Available

Bedroom $880 (Mon – Thursday 11 nights)

Twin share (Mon – Thursday 11 nights $660)

Excursions (MT Field National Park $100)

Shared bathroom / living room / kitchen facilities

Large front deck and BBQ facilities

The woodworking school is located on Tynwald Park, situated on expansive parklands and the Derwent River, featuring walking and cycling tracks, 2 minutes from the township of New Norfolk.