Centre for Fine Woodworking - Furniture Makers’ Programme

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



Furniture Makers’ Programme – Term by Term Enrolment

The Furniture Makers‘ Programme is a 32 week intensive course split equally into four 8-week terms.

Each term has a tutor selected to teach their area of expertise giving students access to an enormous skill bank and depth of knowledge to tap into. We appreciate that the full time programme is not a practical option for many people so it is an option for potential students to enrol for an individual term within the full time programme.

Students who have not previously attended an introductory / beginners course here prior to enrolling in more advanced courses within the full time programme will need to discuss with us their skill level and experience.

However, please note that priority is always given to those students completing all four terms.

The Furniture Makers' programme
The Furniture Makers' programme


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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2019 Term Dates

Applications are now open
for 2019 & 2020

Term 1: 23rd April – 14th June
Tutor: Thorkild Hansen
Introduction to Fine Woodworking
Cabinet Making

Term 2: 17th June – 9th August
Tutor: David Haig
Steam bending & laminating
Curvature – Design & Make a Hall Table

Term 3: 19th August – 11th October
Tutor: Reed Hansuld
Chair Making – set project
Chair Design & Make Project

Term 4: 14th October – 6th December
Tutor: David Upfill–Brown
Final project (s)

2020 Term Dates to be confirmed
Tutors for 2020 are:
Thorkild Hansen,
David Haig,
Adrian Ferrazzutti
& Michael Fortune