Furniture Making School

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Phoebe Everill’s Furniture Making School holds a range of courses and classes suitable for everyone.

Classes at Drummond

Absolute beginners through to advanced… we provide a flexible and personalised approach to woodworking set in a spectacular location.

Located in Drummond, halfway between Daylesford and Kyneton. Classes feature:

  • Fortnightly Classes
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9-4pm;
  • Small class size (max 5 students)
  • Fully equipped machine room
  • All tools supplied

Teaching at Drummond

Fortnightly classes are available at Drummond. All fortnightly classes occur every month, in most months they are the 1st and 3rd week aside from the dates listed under the Teaching at Sturt School for Wood section.

To ensure a smooth transition into fortnightly classes it is advisable that new students have completed one to the intensives. This gives me an opportunity to make sure your OH&S and machine training has been thoroughly covered.

Unfortunately our first guest teacher course – Carving with Carol Russell – due to run in September will have to be postponed to January / February 2021. We will also open up an expressions of interest for this course for 2021 – see below for more details. More guest teachers will be added with specific courses very soon!!


Incredibly, our 2020 Intensive dates are all full at the moment! You can join a waitlist if you want to register your interest should we have any cancellations. Alternatively, we have now listed our 2021 Intensive dates below too so you can get in touch and register for these!

December 14th 2020 – December 18th 2020 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist

January 4th – 8th 2021 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist
January 18th – 22nd 2021 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist
February 22nd – 26th 2021 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist
March 22nd – 26th 2021 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist
April 12th – 16th 2021 CLASS FULL! Submit your details to join the Waitlist
May 24th – 28th 2021 TWO PLACES LEFT! Register
June 7th – 11th 2021 Register
July 5th – 9th 2021 Register
July 19th – 23rd 2021 Register
September 27th – October 1st 2021 Register
December 13th – 17th 2021 Register


See below list for project options. This is an opportunity to have intensive machine training, only 4 people for a 5 day period (9 – 4pm) and leave with a tool cabinet, workbench, coffee table, stool, 5 x jigs or discuss your own project with me.

Full fact sheets for all options including material costs are available upon request.

Project Based Tuition (Max 4 students)

Class Duration Skill Level
Solid wood workbench 5 days Beg/Int
Basic Shave Horse 3 days Beg
Shave Horse with additions 5 days Beg/Int
Tool Making Kit – HNT Gordon plane, Windsor Workshop Spokeshave, Krenov-style Smoother, Hock Blade Set & Mallet 5 days Beg/Int
Tool Cabinet 6 days Int/Adv
Table with drawer 6 days Int/Adv
Table (no drawer) 5 days Beg/Int
Stools (3 designs to choose from) 5 days Beg/Int

See contact page & email me for more details of courses.

Fees and Payments

A deposit is required to confirm a place in a 5 day intensive course. The deposit is taken off the total course fee.
The deposit is refundable when more than 7 days notice prior to commencement of course is given. Notice is required via email.

Course fees
Course fees are due one week prior to commencement of course.
An invoice will be issued once deposit is paid.
Once course fees are paid, they are not refundable.
If course fees are not paid by due date, a position will be offered to a person on the waiting list.



carol russell cup carving

Carving with Carol Russell


Unfortunately we have had to postpone this course until January/February 2021. If you are interested in registering for this course we are currently taking expressions of interest for 2021. If you’re interested, submit your details to join the waitlist.

It’s enormously rewarding to sit and drink a cup of tea or coffee from a vessel you’ve carved yourself. In this 2 day class you’ll design and carve a small handled cup from white beech using hand tools only.

Carving small objects is a very meditate process, the slower process of using hand tools allows you the time to really understand the relationship between the timber, the tools and the form.

  • Design and function
  • Choosing the right timber and cutting blanks
  • Tool choice, sharpening and maintenance
  • Carving techniques
  • Texturing and detailing
  • Food safe finishing, including painted surfaces using milk paint, chalk paint and natural pigments, shellac and waxes and Shou sugi ban (charring and brushing the surface)

Please bring with you:

  • Bring your own PPE (dust mask, eye and ear protection, closed shoes)
  • A notebook, paper, pencil and eraser

The course runs each day from 9am – 4pm on Saturday the 12th September and Sunday the 13th of September.

There will be 8 people in the class

All levels

$405 inc. GST. All materials provided. Lunch provided. Tea, coffee available.

BOOKED OUT! Sorry, we’re now booked fully for the September course, but we plan on running another course early next year, submit your details to join the waitlist.

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