Intro to Woodwork Machinery: 5 Board Bench

Next Available: Sat, 25 May 10:00AM
3.0 hours
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We are thrilled to present this class in partnership with Handkrafted


Get a great introduction to the principles of woodworking. Use the concepts and skills you learn to build yourself a beautiful 5 board bench. Once you understand the design and assembly of this simple and robust bench, the design can be modified to form stools, tables, dressers, etc. All tools and materials are included in the class price.


We will cover:

  • Workshop orientation including OHS procedure.
  • Project action plan and cutting list.
  • Making square cuts.
  • Wooden bench completed by end of class.

Key Skills:

  • Safe workshop practice.
  • Marking and measuring.
  • Square joints.
  • Assembly order and technique.



This class is by Sam Griffith and was designed by expert woodworker Geoff Belanger of Heart of Wood. See some of his work at
Handkrafted connects people with passionate makers to commission quality custom furniture and goods. They have brought together hundreds of Australian independent, bespoke craftspeople and artisans who specialise in producing high quality, sustainably made pieces.

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What you will learn
  • Workshop orientation including OHS procedure.
  • Project action plan and cutting list.
  • Making square cuts.
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)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & 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

 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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