Gourmet Woodworker

So many useful kitchen tools and equipment can be made out of wood. In this course, you'll learn fundamental woodwork techniques and choose two or more kitchen projects to complete across the week.

Using the glue-lam method, you’ll start with a chopping board of various coloured timbers.

From here we’ll move onto the stylish knife block project utilizing a combination of hand tools and basic machinery to finish with a beautiful and clever design piece for your kitchen bench. Finally gathering all our new skills we’ll tackle the wooden tortilla press, a hand crafted contemporary take on a traditional design and a definite conversation piece.

  • Full days - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Suitable for ages 16 to adult
  • Beginner, Intermediate
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Course Info

Day One
Safety talk, housekeeping, intro to projects, timber talk, make a chopping board demonstration – see and do.

Day Two

Finish chopping board.
Start the second kitchen tool project, knife block. Demonstrations and start making.

Day Three

Continue with the knife block in the morning before beginning project three-the tortilla press.

Day Four

Continue with project three- The tortilla press

Day Five

All participants to finalise projects and apply their finish. Give feedback and swap details.

No prior experience required

Please bring the following on your first day of class:

  • Earmuffs (if you have them)
  • Safety glasses

Your class has an extra cost of $110 – this cost includes:

  • Timber
  • Sandpaper
  • Oil finish
  • Glues
  • All tools and sundries will be provided for use in class

Please bring this payment on your first day of class.

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Matt Taylor
Course Tutor

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a practising furniture maker working in the field of design and bespoke manufacturing.

Trained in traditional furniture-making techniques at the ANU School of Art-Furniture workshop, Matt has continued to make unique furniture and homewares by commission for more than twelve years as Dashingwood Furniture.

He currently teaches furniture design for TAFE NSW at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus.