Hobby Furniture Making

A photograph of a man scoring a piece of wood

This course will equip you with the skills to make furniture within a workshop environment. You’ll work in our fully equipped workshops, be trained in the safe and effective use of a large range of machinery, and be guided by our expert tutors. You’ll begin by working on two projects – a platter board and a bedside table with materials supplied – before moving on to a project of your choice with your own timber.

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$358.00 (Domestic)
$428.70 (International)

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a copy of the application form, available here, and email to info@ara.ac.nz or mail to Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Complete basic DIY projects around the home and craft furniture.