The 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.

Then you can select from several projects. There’s an essential kitchen item – the spice rack – from basic hand-cut joinery and assembly techniques. You can also try your hand at a traditional wooden tortilla press, a stylish knife rack, toast paddles and more.

  • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Ages 16+
  • Beginner, Intermediate
  • Places available

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 from a choice of two. Demonstrations and start making.

Day Three

Continue with the second project.

Day Four

Participants who have finished their second project could begin project three.
Others to continue project two.

Day Five

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

No prior experience required

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.