Welcome to Furniture Making!
This course provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge of the furniture industry. Workplace health and safety and hand and power tools, are a major feature of this course.
In the workshop the students will be involved with projects such as making coffee tables and filing units.
Students have the opportunity to develop skills in a full range of cabinetmaking machinist processes.
Furniture Making Videos
Meet one of our Furniture Making Teachers, Mr Peter Hayes with a brief course overview.
Click and drag the video to take a 360 degree glimpse of our classroom.
Meet Bridie Parke and hear what she has to say about the Furniture Making course.
Course Downloads & Links
Where are they Now?
Our Furniture Making Graduates...
Bailey, Kyle, Brandon, Jack and Kelly all studied Furniture Making in their time at Newman College. After graduating all five boys were successful in gaining full time Apprenticeships as Cabinet Makers at Designer Living Kitchens, Port Macquarie.
Furniture Making FAQ's
Kitchen manufacture has been the most likely career path but some students have progressed into architecture after completing some tech drawing skills and liking it. Students have also progressed into solid timber cabinetmaking, carpentry and shopfitting apprenticeships.
Not quite, but you’ll definetly have more kitchen building related skills than when you first started the course.
Never in my time at Newman and I’ve been here a long time – says Peter Hayes the Furniture Making Teacher!
Some projects result in the completion of a piece of furniture for home, however, their are limitations this.
Why Choose Furniture Making?
Combine the history and traditions of timber craftsmen with modern machinery and technologies.
Attention to detail, seeing a project through, working with your hands – The Furniture Making course is a very satisfying outlet to see you through your HSC.
Confidence with Tools
Learning about workplace health and safety – gives you confidence in the workshop and working with tools in general.
Create & Appreciate
Develop an appreciation for using a natural resource to create furniture pieces that exude beauty and individuality. Creating timeless pieces and objects of beauty or practicality – furniture making will always have a place in our lives.