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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204


Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative Woodworking. Learn traditional woodwork skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Focus on traditional woodwork hand skills. Create beautiful objects in wood. Beginners to advanced. Small class sizes.  Woodworking classes - evenings, weekends and short courses.


Woodwork Classes Sydney

Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative. Learn woodworking skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Create beautiful objects and furniture in wood. Master traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques.

Woodwork Classes in Sydney
for the Creative at Heart

At Heartwood Creative Woodworking you can master the traditional skills of creating beautiful objects in wood.

Using finely crafted hand tools in our well equipped workshop, you will discover your own surprising abilities, and find new levels of patience and appreciation for beauty in the items you craft by hand.

Our team of talented teachers offer a broad range of professional skills including furniture and industrial design, cabinet making, finishing and restoration, and teaching appointments in some of Australia and New Zealand's premier Wood Schools.

Join a course and meet owner and principal instructor Stuart Faulkner and the team at our workshop, located in Sydney's inner city suburb of Marrickville, and see the possibilities.

8 x 8 Intro to Woodworking Course for Beginners

Over eight weeks we promise to deliver the best of both worlds covering the two main areas of woodworking; hand skills and machinery competency. We will introduce you to a variety of hand tools and their uses, we’ll show you traditional woodworking techniques and explain some of the terminology used in our craft, plus you will have supervised access to our machine room. This course is all about the basics, and a good place to start your woodworking. We provide a great environment for you to learn new skills while exploring your creative heart.
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Term 4 dates:
8 x Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) 17 Oct - 5 Dec
8 x Saturday afternoons (1.30pm - 4.30pm) 21 Oct - 9 Dec

Recently Released: A few places remaining
8 x Wednesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) 18 Oct - 6 Dec
Enquiries and pricing

2018 dates:
To be released at the end of October, 2017

Comments from our 8x8 Intro Students

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"I have done lots of DIY stuff with timber over the years, but I have never known the right way to do things. So I enrolled in the beginners course to get some proper skills and accepted the fact that I would probably get a bit bored sometimes. I didn’t. The course runs at a cracking pace and there is no down time. There was a great mix of skills and I learnt something every night, which surprised me. Putting together and running a course like that takes a lot of thought and planning". Scott, Marrickville

"My colleague is actually signed up to the intro course after I showed him your website. I brought my mallet to work to show him". 👍 Marc

"I'm absolutely loving the course so far!" Jessy

"Wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for your energy and effort with the 8x8 class. I've really enjoyed every minute of it and have been very grateful that we've been able to use machines as I don't think my shoulder would handle much more planing ;-)" Sandra

"loving the course so far. Can't wait for Wednesdays to come around. Grant

Carol, Stu & Nik @ Heartwood Creative Woodworking - you guys are the best. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in giving woodwork a go. These guys take professionalism, precision, patience and safety to a whole new level. A+." Tehrese (Facebook)

"I am very inspired by your passion, I just love being there and working with everything". Leanne

"Loving the creative spirit and enthusiasm." Ben (Instagram)

"Having the best time! Great guys, great class! Bring on next week!" Tim (Instagram)

" For the initial course, I did think at first that it was quite a cost, however after undertaking the course I actually thought that it was a bargain considering the sheer amount of work we did, the small class size and the attention, care, patience and knowledge of all of the instructors.

Thank you to you and the rest of the team! See you in the new year". Margaret

"My appreciation for all things wood has intensified tenfold. My first masterpieces. 24 hours of sweat, chipped nails and filing my skin off. Orders for coffee tables may have to go on back order. Thank you @heartwood_creative_woodworking for perservering with my shortcomings to the correct millimetre. I wish I paid more attendtion in Grandads shed". Kim (Instagram)

"Thanks to you, Stuart and Tim for a very enjoyable course. The advice and support was mammoth. They say it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I know a lot of things but not always how to do them. The course taught me patience, which is hard as you get older". Michael

"This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.

"This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.

"... I am just loving these classes and making something by hand. My appreciation for man made is so much greater!!." Sara (Instagram)

" What a great course it has been so far. Fantastic teachers, excellent equipment and great instruction".
Ben (Instagram)

"Thank you very much for the fantastic woodwork course you just took me through. I very much enjoyed myself over the past 8 weeks and I'm so proud of the projects I was able to take home with me at the end. It's more than I was expecting to be able to build in 8 weeks! Camilla

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Looking for a Woodworking themed T-Shirt or just a Plain Tee? Then we've got you covered!

Check out our vintage inspired T-shirts. Our classic "Parts of a Hand Plane" tee available in black, charcoal and army, or the limited edition "Pressure Down" tee in charcoal. See the range

"Hi Guys, you have done it again, you just seem to do everything so well !! I am the proud owner of one of your tee shirts from the wood show, great design and great quality. I can see a pattern emerging here". Leon, July, 2017

 "I really enjoyed the wood working show there and was glad I got one of your shirts. I wore it to the first day of class in July in the CNC machining class". Tom, San Diego July, 2017



This is us! Carol and Stuart Faulkner.
Welcome to our workshop.

Stuart Faulkner at Shape 2016 seminar

We took part in the Powerhouse Museum's educational initiative to support the HSC seminar program for high school students. It was a great opportunity to discuss design approaches and traditional techniques for modern applications with this year's D&T, Industrial Tech and Textile design students. The seminar series coincided with "Shape 2016" an exhibition featuring the top 36 HSC Major Design Projects from last year.

July - Designer Case Study
Shape 2016, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

My Bench: Stuart and Carol Faulkner at this years Sydney Timber and Working with wood show

MYBENCH at the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show - June

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Woodworkers Assn NSW stand to say hello and look at our new woodworking bench mybench Our "Make a Workbench Course" will soon be up and running.

Eddy Ko - 'Helio Stool'-Den Fair 2017 / Heartwood Creative Woodworking

Den Fair - Melb 8 - 10 June

Furniture making student Ed Ko was selected to exhibit his “Helio Stool” at Den Fair 2017. Eddy was one of twelve emerging designer/makers selected for 'Front Centre'.

Eddy has been coming to Heartwood Creative Woodworking since the early days of setting up our school in Sydney. Having mastered the basics Eddy is now in a position to extend his skill set and uses the workshop and all of the resources to construct his furniture prototypes.

"Thanks for all the support @heartwoodcreativewoodworking it's one thing to find a place that can teach you the basics but it's something special to find a place that nutures ones creativity" - Ed Ko, 7 June, 2017

'Together Again'- Alumni was an exhibition of 14 makers who graduated within the first 20 years of Sturt School For Wood.

As seen in the current Australian Wood Review Magazine Issue 95

Stuart Faulkner Writing Desk Sturt Alimni Exhibition

Stuart joined invited graduates from the first 20 years of the Sturt School for Wood in the school's inaugral exhibition "Alumni". The exhibition showcased some of Australia's leading furniture makers and teachers and their current work practices.


Group Woodworking Classes

Group Woodworking Classes

One on One Tuition

One on One Tuition

Specialist Courses

Specialist Courses