Introduction to Woodwork: Build a Step Stool Course

Learn how to build your own wooden step stool with our woodwork short courses in Sydney!



7 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $269 (or 4 payments of $67.25 Afterpay)

This is a great introduction to woodwork course in Marrickville for anyone who would like to be introduced to the joys of working with wood, and in particular working with second-hand timbers that would otherwise be heading to landfill.

Second-hand timber is a bountiful, affordable and high-quality resource. This hands-on workshop will inform you about its many possible uses and how to be a part of saving it from landfill.

Over a day, you will complete a useful and attractive step stool using a variety of tools. The emphasis is on providing you with the skills and confidence to take on projects of your own. DIY woodworking projects are possible at home, even if there is limited space as is so common when living in the city.

Learn about the properties of timber, how best to work with reclaimed timber, accurate measuring and marking, project design and the safe and effective use of a variety of woodworking hand tools. Discover the nourishment that comes from creating something tangible with your hands and working with ethically sourced materials.

Note: This course is open to students 13 and older. Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:

  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the booking page.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


Knowledge required
This course is for people with little to no experience with woodwork looking for an introduction to the craft. The course is run using predominantly hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved and most of the work is carried out standing up.

We aim to make the courses as inclusive and accessible as possible, people living with a disability should notify ClassBento so that the appropriate accommodations can be made.
What you'll get
By the end of this woodwork course, you should have:
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand timber
  • An understanding of the structural properties of timber and timber joinery
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools and modern-day power tools
  • Been introduced to woodworking terminology
  • Used a number of woodworking devices and jigs
  • Your own hand-made timber step stool
What to bring
  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes
  • Aprons will be provided but please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust or glue)
  • Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn
  • For your own safety, facilitator instructions regarding the correct use of tools and equipment must be followed at all times
  • Any people thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be able to take part in the workshop
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

Introduction to Woodwork: Build a Step Stool Course location
Your teacher
Among the Trees
Among the Trees

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 

Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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Elly King Nov 2023


This was a perfect class for novices like me! I learnt valuable skills and walked away with a useful object. The instructors, Ingrid and Liz, where really personable, helpful and chilled out.

Elly King Nov 2023


This was a perfect class for novices like me! I learnt valuable skills and walked away with a useful object. The instructors, Ingrid and Liz, where really personable, helpful and chilled out.

Elayne Grace Nov 2023


Was a Fantastic paced class. Great teacher.Nice atmosphere. Great stool to take home. Thank you

Introduction to Woodwork: Build a Step Stool Course review by Elayne Grace - Sydney

Jade Cundle Nov 2023


ING and Liz were absolutely amazing! So much information and tips. Definitely booking in another class

Nadezda Begicheva Sep 2023


Covered the basics of woodworking and had a chance to use different tools without any prior experience. The instructor did a great job guiding through the process, explaining when each tool works best.

The best part was when the instructor gave tips about how to assemble a simple furniture from with imperfectly cut parts.

I'm definitely going to take another masterclass.

Karen Zwi Sep 2023


Excellent teaching, guidance, venue and skills building - plus very relaxed and really really good fun

Kelly Bekiaris Sep 2023


The class was thoroughly enjoyable with
simple clear step by step instructions resulting in a wonderfully crafted stool.
Thanks to both facilitators!

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