BYO Project Woodworking Class

Next Available: Mon, 28 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 5 Weeks
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Are you one of the many aspiring woodworkers, furniture makers, object designers? You have loads of big ideas, a little experience (perhaps you’ve taken some of our other classes?) and you’re looking to commit to a more ambitious project? But you need the gear, space – and a little extra expertise?

 Join our Bring Your Own Project WoodWork class.

 Over 5 or 10 weeks in a small group of 4, the teacher will support you as you progress though your self-directed project/s at your own pace. You’ll learn essential woodworking skills, new techniques, get inducted (or do a refresher) on the machinery.

Less experienced students will be offered sample projects to help teach the basic skills. More advanced students can work on independent projects.

Total beginners – this is not for you. You are asked to take one or two of our intro courses first- the chopping board or coffee table are great options.

 What do you get? 5 or 10 weeks, 3 hours a session, max 4 participants, and a dedicated Technician to help you:

  • Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential woodwork skills.
  • Make a game plan for that next project.
  • Refine and resolve the design and workshop how to tackle making it.
  • Refresh your machinery and tool skills, and provide safety inductions as you need them.
  • Refine techniques and skills in making and machinery use.
  • guide you through your project from beginning to end.
  • Some materials are included, but students are expected to bring their own materials for their projects – the teacher can help with recommendations.
  • Access to the workshop between classes to keep your project moving on your own.



  • Project Classes are intended for people who have achieved some proficiency in woodwork, but want a bit of support to realise more ambitious projects, work efficiently, hit new goals, or simply be safer in the workshop.
  • If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page – we offer one-on-one tuition if you can’t find what you’re looking for!


  • Book into the next available BYO Project class.
  • Bring drawings, materials, consumables (glue, screws, nails, sandpaper, masking tape etc.) and anything else you need to work on your project. MakerSpace can recommend suppliers. Please feel free to get in touch with us prior to your first class by emailing: to discuss your idea.
  • The technician will work across the group, making sure you stay on track.
  • Will you finish your project in the 10 weeks? Depends on your project and your skill level, but good things take time. It will likely take several sessions, and the Tech will be happy to scope this with you as you progress.


Kim Ligers is an architect and long term member of MakerSpace & Company who has loved refining his woodworking and design skills during his time at the space. Recent projects Kim has undertaken from the space include a giant outdoor reading pagoda for his children's school, a coffin for our MakerWakes series and prototypes for an Entrepreneurial High School program we have been running with Young Change Agents. Kim loves taking all kinds of projects through the process of idea to design through to realisation and is looking forward to working on all of your projects in this class. 

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:

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. 


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
  • Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Address skills gaps for essential woodwork skills.
  • Make a game plan for your project.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.
  • All tools and safety equipment are included in the price of the class.

What to bring
  • Materials for your project.
What to wear

Please wear wool or cotton clothes and sturdy closed toed shoes or boots to the class.

Appropriate for

If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page – we offer one-on-one tuition if you can’t find what you’re looking for!

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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