Ben Crosweller furniture

adelaide hills woodworking


Introduction to Woodworking - for beginners

If you have ever been interested in woodworking or wanted the satisfaction of making something yourself, this course is for you.


Designed to teach the fundamental skills needed to get you started in woodworking, through two set projects, this course will provide you with an excellent base to build on. All students will complete and take home two high quality pieces.

This course will cover both theory and practical components of the following topics:

  • basic wood theory and timber selection

  • accurate measuring and marking out

  • sharpening and setup of hand planes and chisels

  • hand plane timber for jointing and finishing

  • correct glue usage and types

  • some machine use in preparation of timber and cutting joints

  • timber polishing techniques

Classes are limited to 4 students to enable maximum one on one time with your instructor.

NOTE - The workshop, equipment and environment is not set up for children. Therefore, the minimum age to participate in a course is 18 years old.

10 week introductory course:


The Introduction to Woodworking Course classes are 3 hours, once a week over a 10 week period. Classes generally run in line with school terms (SA).

Term 1 commences w/c 31st January 2022 -
Term 2 commences w/c 2nd May 2022 -  

Term 3 commences w/c 25th July 2022 - 
Term 4 commences w/c 17th October 2022 - 

Class times are Tuesday:


  • 9:30am – 12:30pm (morning class) or


  • 2pm – 5pm (afternoon class).

More Information:

For more information about what classes are running at the moment please contact

Ben on 0410 595 289

or email:



10 week course
Classes generally run in line with school terms (SA).
To register your interest please contact Ben using the details below.
Contact Ben:

0410 595 289

General Class Information


Classes operate from a purpose built furniture-making workshop, with separate centrally cooled and heated workbench room. All students have access to a full range of high quality hand tools and each student uses a custom-made cabinetmakers bench. The machine area is equipped with a range of well-maintained, professional standard machinery.

All materials and consumables are provided, along with specific safety gear (P.P.E.).   

The timber used is all select grade, furniture making quality.

Tea and coffee facilities are available and students are asked only to bring a great attitude and a willingness to learn.

Note: Enclosed shoes, preferably leather, are necessary.  

contact us

Ben Crosweller furniture

Mobile - 0410 595 289

Email -

adelaide hills woodworking


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