Centre for Fine Woodworking - Courses

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school



Our Courses:

We pride ourselves on small class sizes which enables our students to quickly gain an extremely high skill base and offers a pathway of opportunity in becoming a skilled woodworker in their own right.

Our courses do not offer a formal qualification or certificate of achievement, as we are not attempting to provide industry training or offering entry into a structured job market. What we do offer is the opportunity for our students to extend their creative potential and accumulate technical mastery in fine woodworking.

In our short course programme students undertake projects that have not only been designed specifically to increase your skill level, but also designed by practising furniture makers – so you take home with you an increased level of knowledge and experience as well as a stunning piece of work of which you can be proud of.

The Furniture Makers’ Programme is a full–time 32–week intensive course designed and developed by practising furniture makers and teachers and is intended for the serious woodworker who has the desire and commitment to take their fine woodworking skills to the very highest level, whether for professional or personal fulfilment.

Master Classes are frequently available to assist students to move from project–based courses into opportunities for designing and creating their own work and developing complex skills.

We are proud to offer an impeccable line—up of tutors – David Haig, Thorkild Hansen, Michael Fortune, Brian Reid, David Upfill–Brown and David Trubridge.

To enrol and secure a place on any of our courses we require a deposit of $350 – please contact us for further details and to check availability.