Centre for Fine Woodworking - Build a Cabinet Maker's Bench

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school




Since the founding of the Centre for Fine Woodworking we have built benches especially to meet our needs. The bench is fundamental in its role within any workshop and we feel the higher the quality the bench is, the more care will be taken in its use, and will reflect in the work being carried out.

A true and flat surface acts like a datum for your work – combine this with flexible and effective ways of holding your work and a rock solid support structure which positions the work surface at the correct height for your endeavours and you have a multi–faceted holding system for fine woodworking.

Packing and freighting the bench back home is the student’s responsibility but we are happy to help with this.

This course is for students with intermediate skill level.

Course Dates
25th March – 5th April (12 consecutive days)
2nd – 13th March 2020

Course Fee
$3500 including materials
Vices are not included in the course fee – we can supply them (approx $300) or you can source your own.


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

Please complete the form below or if you prefer please phone us on
(03) 5452674.

Please use the form below to give details of the course you wish to enrol on.

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Build a Cabinet Maker's Bench