The recently completed project by Chris, a wonderful long-term student; shows the amazing diversity of projects that our students complete…
Incorporating the stunning native bird scene into this porthole like window, highlights both the rich colours of the stained glass as well as the natural hue of the recycled silky oak timber that was used.
Well done Chris, we look forward to seeing your next project.
Shaun, who recently began his 3 yrd of his apprenticeship recently completed his theory module learning new leg and rail construction and timber selection processes.
During this time Shaun successfully made a coffee table and chair, using New Guinea Rosewood, Shaun has put his knowledge to wonderful practical use, constructing furniture of a high calibre
Well done Shaun on excellent craftmanship !!!
Few people have a vision of what an old worn out wardrobe can look like if converted into a bookcase
We have completed several conversion projects like these for clients and they have always been amazed at the finished piece .
So we were delighted when one of our Woodworking Students, chose to take up the challenge himself and convert his old Silky Oak Cabinet into something new and wonderful.
David was not deterred at all by the processes and time involved to complete such a makeover.
With the expert guidance from teacher Dave, David then went about on his restoration journey of stripping the old finish, removing the old mirror …
In addition new shelves were made and fitted
Then the cabinet was sanded and David polished the cabinet to match his existing decor.
The finished product looks absolutely amazing.
Well done David on a remarkable job and for persisting to achieve what you set out to do.
You should be proud of your accomplishments.
We cant wait to see you next project !!
With no previous woodworking experience, Chloe began the Introductory to Fine Woodworking Class with a lot of enthusiasm and energy.
At the completion of this introductory course Chloe was able to take home her very own gorgeous chopping/serving board.
Congratulations Chloe on your great achievement !
We are pleased and proud to announce that our hardworking 2nd year apprentice Shaun has won the
World Skills Australia 2011 Competition Brisbane Region – Cabinet Making Section.
The competition involved competitors completing a spice rack ; – the finished piece was to include dovetailed drawers and a rebated back .
Shaun impressed the judges with his efficiency, professional use of machinery and safe work practices. The end result was a finished piece that is testament to Shaun’s hard work and enthusiasm for learning that he has shown in the Bywater Design workshop over the last 2 years !!
Congratulations Shaun !!
The students of Bywater Design School of Fine Furniture continually make us proud with their ongoing achievements. We love sharing their journeys , their finished pieces as it is inspiring for both teacher and students…
The recently completed Qld Maple Entertainment Unit by Bruce, highlights the construction techniques, dovetailing and finishing methods that Bruce has learnt in class…
Congratulations Bruce on Designing and Making your Entertainment Unit !
If you would like information on Creating your own beautiful furniture Have a look here .
Our very popular Woodworking Classes are now in their 7th year ! We enjoy seeing our students learn new skills and nurture their passion for woodwork . Over the course of this time we have been lucky enough to teach students from all demographics and from all over Brisbane including The Gold and Sunshine Coasts .
The high standard to which our students produce work is testament to their willingness to learn and the dedication to our craft.
One such student, who displays these qualities is Daniel.
Daniel is a vibrant and energetic gentleman in his 90′s ! ! Daniel has been a student under the expert guidance of David for well over a year.
During this time, Daniel has produced work of a very high standard.
Apart form his love of woodworking, Daniel is a fierce golfer and enjoys learning Latin Dancing !!!
We would like to congratulate Daniel on his enthusiasm, joy and happiness he contributes to the class. He is an inspiration .
Flash forward to 2010 and we have had the pleasure of teaching men and women of all ages, occupations and areas of Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast the fine art of Furniture Making. We are proud to say many of our original students are still with us, creating their own beautiful works of art.
Our workshop is a busy hub on weeknights, where our enthusiastic students are given guidance, enthusiasm and personalised tuition on their varied and original projects. Everyone works at their own pace, there is no deadlines, no stress, only a fun learning environmnent.
Our classes are held on weeknights from 6 – 9pm, if you are interested in learning a new craft, creating your own furniture and generally having a really fun time please Get in contact with us.