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Introduction to Carpentry (MYO Crate) | Level 1 Beginners

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Event description

Learn the Bower's Introduction to Carpentry with our in Sydney!

"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." - Albert Einstein

You are a wood lover? Then come along to this DIY course, demonstrating basic carpentry knowledge and skills to construct a simple storage crate from reclaimed material.

The Bower’s Make Your Own Crate course will provide you with the skills and foundations to undertake small DIY woodwork projects by guiding you through the process of creating your own multi-function toolbox using reclaimed and repurposed materials.

You will learn about working with hand and power tools, timber selection, measuring and planning for projects and different finishing techniques for timber. You will gain an understanding of workshop terminology and techniques that will allow you to approach your own projects with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing The Bower’s 6-week course you will:

Knowledge of general safety in the workshop

Understanding of second-hand timber

Knowledge of good woodworking practices

Understanding of correct marking out and how to work accurately to a plan

Hands-on experience and guidance with drill, driver, jigsaw, handsaw and circular saw


Take home your storage crate, made by your own hands!

Skill Level
This course is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior woodwork experience.

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

Tools and Materials
All tools and materials relating to the project will be provided by The Bower, however we do ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed-in) shoes are worn.

Please bring along the following PPE:
Safety googles/glasses
Earmuffs or earplugs


REDFERN The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 (entry via Turner Street, opposite of 23 Turner Street, from the rear of building)

Entrance to workshop
Workshop entrance is via Turner Street at the rear of 107 Redfern St. If the doorway is locked and/or unattended pls ring the doorbell on the left of the roller door.

Transportation and parking
Bower Woodworks is located within 5-minute walking distance of Redfern Train Station. Both metred and unmetered parking are available nearby.

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event