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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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2018 course dates:
8 x Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) 13 Feb - 3 Apr OR
8 x Saturday afternoons (1.30pm - 4.30pm) 10 Feb - 7 Apr (no class Easter Saturday)

Enquiries and pricing
Look out for some exciting new one and two day short courses in 2018.

Comments from our 8x8 Intro Students

"So stoked with the end result. Thank you to you, Stuart and Ben for the course. I can't believe how quickly it went. If you ever end up doing a follow-up course on a weekend, please let me know, as I would love to continue learning and making with y'all".Ryan

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

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

Mybench Making Course

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello and who enquired about our new Mybench making course at the recent Illawarra Festival of Wood. Read the peer review of Mybench by esteemed Australian furniture maker Darren Oates and discover the features that make mybench a great choice for woodworkers. Or here for booking enquiries as this course is run on demand with a minimum of two and a maximum of three participants.

"At the heart of every woodworker’s practice is a good bench. When I signed up to the 3 day bench course with #heartwood_creative_woodworking, my goal was to bring home a bench. Not only did I achieve that, but I learnt so much more. The design of a bench is critical. Heartwood’s bench has been designed by a woodworker for a woodworker. I learnt more about design in this course than anything I have made to date - not only the need for a flat surface, but also the need to account for different holding methods. I also learnt about the importance of the joinery that keeps the bench straight and true. The use of Heartwood’s state of the art machinery and Stuart’s close instruction gave me so much more confidence when using tools and a better understanding of different joinery that I have not used before. Best of all, I have a bench that fits into my limited space at home but which will allow me to continue to learn the skills of woodworking. Thankyou so much Heartwood Creative Woodworking. Clare, Five Dock

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

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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


Project of the month

Hope Chest

There were a number of firsts in this chest made by furniture making student Nick including experiments with CNC and resin along with cutting the dovetails by hand. A stunning array of timbers all sourced locally from Anagote Timbers were used including; Silky Oak, NG Rosewood and Silver Ash. Orange leather supplied by John at Hide Leather. This is a truly wonderful piece that displays a variety of skills and determination to get the details just right.

Meet the newest members of our team, Donna and Arjuna.

Donna has been a woodworker for more than six years. In that time she has completed a Certificate ll & lll in Cabinet Making. 
Arjuna is a luthier with 20 years making experience as well as teaching with one of Australia's most well known guitar makers. He also has a vast knowledge of timber.

Meet all of our teachers here.


Shape 2016

We took part in the Powerhouse Museum's educational initiative to support the HSC seminar program for high school students. The seminar series coincided with "Shape 2016" an exhibition featuring the top 36 HSC Major Design Projects from last year.

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

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

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" is now 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'.

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

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