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Urban Forest Series - Coffee Table

Urban Forest Series - Coffee Table


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Description

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We are thrilled to present this class in partnership with Inner West Council.

 

This class is the first of many in the Urban Forest series, a new program utilising urban trees from across the Inner West. The timber for this class is Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara), removed from a pre school in Petersham. Led by Inner West Council’s Urban Forest Manager, the timber was milled by Richard Parsons, an urban salvage expert based in Richmond. The timber has been air drying since 2014. Inner West Council has generously donated a large quantity of timber to MakerSpace for use across our classes.

 

Not only will you leave the class with a beautiful coffee table, but an appreciation for the richness of timber as a material, how the Urban Forest is managed and knowledge of how best to utilise timber for your own projects. During this course, you will learn how to safely and properly use the machinery in the wood and metal shops here at MakerSpace. We will introduced and practice using the jointer, thicknesser, panel saw, metal bandsaw, MIG welders and drill press.

 

 We will cover:

  • Workshop orientation including OHS procedure.
  • Using the jointer, thicknesser and panel saw to dimension solid timber.
  • Selecting adhesives and strategies for laminating timber tabletops.
  • Preparing timber for traditional oil finishes.
  • Cold bending steel.
  • Basic MIG welding.
  • Steel finishing.


Course schedule:

Week 1: Machining and treating the timber  (Friday evening)

Week 2: Laminating the tabletop (Friday evening)

Week 3: Sanding and finishing the top with a hand rubbed oil finish (Friday evening)

Week 4: Fabricating the under-frame from cold bent mild steel (Saturday afternoon)

Week 5: Welding the under frame using our MIG welders (Saturday afternoon)

Week 6: Detailing and finishing the under frame and attaching the top (Saturday afternoon) 


PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 

Parking 

We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.


Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Workshop orientation including OHS procedure.
  • Using the jointer, thicknesser and panel saw to dimension solid timber.
  • Selecting adhesives and strategies for laminating timber tabletops.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy). Wear closed shoes and tie long hair back.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS

MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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Ken

03 December 2019 • Urban Forest Series - Coffee Table

I had a great time through the 6 lessons building this coffee table. The end result is a beautiful piece of furniture that I'm stoked to say that I built with my own hands (with quite a bit of help of course!). The Urban Forest project as a whole is a great initiative, and I'm grateful to have been involved in this small way, and to be able to learn lifelong skills along the way. The instructors were incredibly knowledgable in their crafts - they explained things very clearly, while providing good feedback and being very patient.

Cathryn

02 December 2019 • Urban Forest Series - Coffee Table

This course was great. I learnt so many skills and now have a lovely coffee table. The staff at Maker Space are all very helpful and very chill.

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