14 April 2024

Sawdust and the soul – ABC Podcast Feature
abc listen podcastJesus was famously a carpenter, and many religious texts associate carpentry with wisdom, humility, and devotion. So, is there something divine about working with wood? Woodwork is the most ancient of crafts. It can offer both solitude and companionship, teach us lessons about patience and failure, and connect us to place, people and stories.

Phoebe Everill, furniture maker and woodwork teacher from Drummond, Victoria
Father Dan Groody, Associate Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, Indiana
Barry Golding, Honorary Professor in adult and community education at Federation University, author of Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement

James Carleton, Presenter
Jack Schmidt, Producer

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13 October 2023

Sturt Course – Danish Cord Bar StoolSturt Course - Danish Stool Making

Phoebe will be presenting a new course at Sturt School for Wood from 3 – 7 January 2024.
Create a contemporary bar stool featuring a hand woven Danish paper cord seat.
Explore and extend your joinery, hand shaping and finishing skills using exquisite English elm (Ulnus procera) sourced from a botanic garden, salvaged and milled on site after storm damage.
Skills covered include:
– Hand and machine assisted shaping plus cut joinery, including bridle joins and loose tenons (domino)
– Danish cord weaving, set up and execution
– Finishing skills focusing on a traditional shellac, oil and wax finish.More Details & Registration »

14 June 2023

Making Time – Feature Article in AWISA Magazine Issue 55 WinterAWISA magazine

“My journey continues,” sums up Phoebe Everill, a third generation woodworker, at the conclusion of her conversation with AWISA Magazine. Her maternal grandfather was a pattern maker creating the wooden forms used to cast metal, a highly skilled trade almost lost nowadays. When he died, at an early age, her mother kept his tools. Phoebe’s father used the tools subsequently, and today Phoebe uses them.Read Full Article »

8 March 2023

Spoon Carving Course Updatespoon carving news

Fantastic one day beginner spoon carving course by Emily @emilydellios furniture, this the first of many at the Drummond workshop. Join the mail list for info on upcoming courses or send us an expression of interest directly.

21 October 2022

Beyond Ordinary: Contemporary Women Makers – Australian Wood Reviewphoebe's desk for beyond ordinary

This article from Australian Wood Review covers the amazing exhibition held earlier this year for female woodworkers – Beyond Ordinary.

Read the full article:

9 June 2022

Phoebe Everill on defying conventions and what makes timber sing – Carbitoolphoebe carbitool

Phoebe was recently featured in an article by Carbitool:Let’s face it, one of the most rewarding parts of being a woodworker is problem-solving. Along with, of course, the practical nature of the craft. However, the journey to create a well-resolved piece differs for everyone and here at Carbitool, we love to explore our customer’s journeys and learn what makes them tick! So, we caught up with Phoebe Everill, a third-generation woodworking teacher and furniture maker based in Drummond, rural Victoria. To learn about her business and how she uses Carbitool to ensure she achieves the perfect result, every time.

Read the full article:

17 February 2022

The Art of Making: Studio Woodworkers Australia Exhibition!
Studio Woodworkers Australia presents The Art of Making at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney.
My piece is a pair of wall hung bedside tables in Blackwood.Website & Further Details: Exhibition

9 February 2022

Upcoming Exhibitions!
The Art of Making: Studio Woodworkers Australia
10 February – 15 March 2022
Phoebe is exhibiting in Sydney at The Australian Design Centre’s “The Art of Making” exhibition which opens on the 11th of February.
This show is a joint exhibition with her professional peers showcasing Australia’s high end makers.
Website & Further Details: Ordinary – An Exhibition of Contemporary Women Makers
13 February – 3 April 2022
Phoebe is also exhibiting at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong, Beyond Ordinary – Women Makers opening on the 13th of February.
This is a first for female makers in Australia an opportunity to exhibit and shine in our own show.
Website & Further Details:

1 October 2021

5 Day Intensive Workbenches5 Day Intensive Workbenches
Another 5 day intensive comes to an end, this one was focussed on workbench builds, we have now made over 70 of these great Aussie hardwood benches which are customised to the needs of every maker that comes to a course.

28 July 2021

news judge woodreviewPhoebe will be a Judge for Maker of the Year award!

Thrilled to be chosen to join this fantastic judging panel, an incredible line up of work and makers to view.

Six pre-eminent makers, designers and educators will take up the challenge to determine category winners, as well as Australian Wood Review’s overall Maker of the Year. More Details »

4 May 2021

New Tool Option for Tool Making Short Course
I am adding another tool option to the short course ‘Tool Making’, this little drawknife is a favourite of mine, especially when used on the shavehorse. I can’t wait to see what Carol Russell thinks of it in a couple of months!!
tool making short course

24 March 2021

Quercus Magazine
So excited to be writing for Quercus Magazine, a great UK based mag for woodworkers that are committed to keeping hand tool work and the heritage crafts alive!
This issue I interviewed Bern Chandley, a designer/maker that I have so much respect for.
Next issue the interview is my very good friend Terry Gordon from HNT Gordon tools, a tool maker with an enormous international reputation.

7 January 2021

Happy New Year!
We have a very busy 2021 planned so I am making a range of shop stools to keep everyone well seated!! The range is designed to assist students to design their own stools and demonstrate different joinery and finishing options.

22 December 2020

workshop update
Workshop Update
Aircon being installed in the classroom to make the summer months more comfortable!! Thanks to my great mates and a special thanks to Tara joining the ever expanding women in trades!! Such an impressive young woman!!
Wishing everyone a fabulous Christmas & New Year!

11 November 2020

Exhibition @ Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
New piece for me off to Bungendore Wood Works gallery
Hall table in jarrah with silver ash drawer and ebony details.
Exhibition opening is Friday 14th November if you are in Canberra check it out!!Hall Table

16 June 2020

Carving with Carol Russell – Special Class – September 12th – 13th 2020
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.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 classMore details here »Carving with Carol Russell

27 April 2020

Classroom Update!
We’ve been making good use of the temporary school closure time, to make some major improvements.
The classroom has been extended to include a new permanent space for the vacuum press table, dedicated sharpening area and veneer storage!
In the machine room we’ve added a 2nd router table just for the joinery jigs and had a really good clear out!
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31 January 2020

Sturt Gallery presents EDGE
I will be demonstrating at the Tools & Techniques weekend to be held at Sturt School for Wood on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 2020.

My new Drummond rocking chair is also displayed in the Edge exhibition.

18 November 2019

Kyneton’s hub for creators
Video originally appeared on the Midland Express Facebook page –

Kyneton will soon host the first exhibition of what is expected to be many for local artisans to showcase and sell their wares. The exhibition will be held at The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton, with an official opening on Friday, December 6 at 6.30pm. It will continue until December 23.

18 November 2019

Kyneton’s new hub for Macedon Ranges creators
Author: Amy Hume
Originally appeared in the Midland Express –

kyneton new hub for creators
Metcalfe’s Michael Nott, Phoebe Everill and Kyneton’s Emily Dellios with workshop ‘supervisor’ Ollie.


Kyneton will bolster its reputation as a hub for creators with a new exhibition expected to regularly showcase the wares of artisans in the Macedon Ranges.

While the town may have farewelled the popular Lost Trades Fair earlier this year, Drummond furniture designer and woodwork instructor Phoebe Everill aims to introduce the new platform for creatives, inspired by the talent emerging at her own School for Wood.

“This is about developing a network of makers,” she said.

“It’s something that I have wanted to do for quite some time. I know how important it is for people to exhibit work and have a space to sell from. At the moment that’s something that’s missing. There’s also a point at which we all, as makers, need to know where we fit in the world.

“This exhibition is about getting people together and congratulating each other on our achievements and potentially starting some more business for those creators.”

Phoebe said people could expect to an “eclectic range of pieces” from production works to high-end furniture that might have taken six months or more to create. Some of her own famous chairs and works will also feature.
The initial exhibition will showcase 20 students from the Drummond School of Wood with about 30 major pieces as well as smaller items. Other makers in different fields will also feature.

Operating since 2013, the school has fostered the talent of all who comes through its doors and provides a workshop for people time to use hand tools and connect with natural materials.

For Kyneton student Emily Dellios, it was a way to discover a creative side she never knew she had.

“Until a few years ago I never thought I had a creative bone in my body… The skills I have learnt and the environment here has been magnificent. It feels like the perfect fit, I’m really passionate about that I’m creating here,” she said.

“I’ve gone from being a complete hack to being someone who actually appreciates fine furniture and really proud of the work that I am able to turn around. It’s so satisfying to be able to make something from a beautiful piece of timber.”

Refining her style of simple design with beautiful joinery, Emily has created a range of coffee tables, hallway tables and adaptable or multi-functional pieces that will be on show.

“This will be the first real opportunity I will have to showcase my work,” she said.

“There are a lot of things that are sitting in my workshop that are yet to see the light of day but they are going to be put on show. It will be really interesting to see peoples’ reaction to my work. It’s such a great opportunity. When we are operating on a small scale it’s hard to get work into a gallery or to try and sell it as well.”

The exhibition will be held at The Old Auction House at 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton, opening on Friday, December 6 at 6.30pm and will remain until December 23.

23 September 2019

Great week just finished in the workshop!
4 very different projects, 4 different timber choices. Three first time makers, I just love my job!!

Also, January intensives are now both full and have wait lists.

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17 September 2019

Exhibition at The Old Auction Houses in Kyneton
I have booked an exhibition at the Old Auction House in Kyneton from the 6th to the 23rd of December.
The opening will be on the 7th of December (Saturday night). More details will be available soon! Keep an eye on the website for updates!

3 September 2019

Teaching Update!
Introducing our new shaving horse project for all of you spoon carvers and greenwood makers. I am doing this project as a option for the 5 day mid week intensive, email for a fact sheet!
shaving horse

1 May 2019

Sturt Cabinets 2019
Some of my greatest teaching moments for this year are housed in these cabinets!!
What a privilege it is to teach the foundation skills term there!!

27 February 2019

New exhibition piece for Alumni 2 @ Sturt
I am exhibiting my new “Journeyman’s Chest” at the ALUMNI 2 EXHIBITION @ STURT from 17 Feb until 7 April. This piece is made of Golden Teak, Brazilian walnut, brass and leather.
journeymans chest

25 January 2019

Teaching Update!

I am again teaching the foundation term @ Sturt this year so classes will resume @ Drummond, the week starting 22nd of April.

Also May & June intensives are now full also December 2019. We will open the diary for 2020 soon!!

Don’t miss the ALUMNI 2 EXHIBITION @ STURT from 17 Feb until 7 April, or the Tools & Techniques Weekend where I will be presenting! See below for details!

21 January 2019

Legato chaise lounge by Ian Factor.
ALUMNI 2 – Exhibition @ Sturt School For Wood
Sunday 17 February to Sunday 7 AprilALUMNI 2 – new work by selected graduates from Sturt School for Wood 2006-2016.The exhibition opens Sunday 17 February at 11am – all are invited.The Sturt School for Wood was established in 1985 as an intensive training place for aspiring fine furniture makers and designers. Over 30 years later the school has built a national and international reputation offering an unrivalled course taught by some of the best fine furniture makers and teachers working in Australia and overseas. In this follow up exhibition to our first Alumni exhibition staged in 2017 we will showcase makers who graduated from Sturt in the period 2006 to 2016, a time when the school began to establish a national reputation for the quality of the makers it produced.Artists include; Isabel Avendano, Chris Bartkus, Phoebe Everill, Ian Factor, Bailey Farmer, Ray Garnsey, Mark Gudgin, Steve Harper, Darryl Ingate, Christopher Neal, Darren Oates, Grant Robertson, Adrian Spano, Ruth Thompson.The exhibition opening during Sturt’s Tools & Techniques Weekend will take place on Sunday 17 February at 11am. The exhibition will be opened by special guest Raymond Scott, Director of Workshopped.The exhibition will run from Sunday 17 February to Sunday 7 April.

21 January 2019

tools & techniques weekend
Tools & Techniques Weekend
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February 10am to 4pmThis annual boutique event includes displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers in the historic Sturt School for Wood. Also features scheduled woodwork demonstrations conducted by leading furniture makers. Food & drink available on site, free admission and parking.I will be presenting a demonstration on Sunday 17 February at 2.30pm on Milling and Timber Cuts

19 October 2018

Studio Furniture 18 at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery
Studio Furniture 18 at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery just out of Canberra, ACT is on this weekend coinciding with the Wood Dust event. Here’s my brand new chaise which is on display… Get in and have a look… the work is amazing!!!
phoebe everill chaise

11 October 2018

I will be teaching @ Sturt for the 1st term of 2019, classes will resume @ Drummond after Easter!

Another workbench on the road, to a happy student. Come and make one with me next year, Phoebe

phoebe delivery

17 September 2018

Fringe Furniture 2018
Fringe Furniture 2018 at the Convent in Abbotsford Melbourne opened on the 13th of September. Here are some of my pieces on show. Get in and have a look… the work is amazing!!!
fringe furniture

10 September 2018

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Fringe Furniture 2018 at the Convent in Abbotsford Melbourne opening on the 13th of September
  • Studio Furniture 18 at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery just out of Canberra, ACT opening on the 20th of October, coincides with the Wood Dust event.
  • Alumni II at the Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW opening on the 16th of Feb 2019, coincides with the Tools and Techniques tool event.

5 September 2018

More videos in the pipeline
Busy day filming in the workshop, thanks Shelton Muller!!

phoebe everill videos

25 July 2018

My new tool making course as an option for a 5 day intensive!

Includes HNT Gordon block plane, the Windsor workshop spokeshave both in kit format and then a Krenov style smoother with a Hock blade set. Then to help you set these beauties a timber mallet. Great tools awesome fun to make!!

new tools phoebe everill project

20 June 2018

Teaching Update

news latest intensive
Paul and Clinton hard at work in the recent May intensive.September intensive is now fully booked, I still have spaces available in the August, October and 1 for December.

2 June 2018

I now have stock of the Moxon vice hardware from Benchcrafted, we are using either ironbark or jarrah for the timber sections.

15 May 2018

New Project Option – Whittling Knife

whittling knife project
I have added this lovely whittling knife to the options that students can choose to do from JTA Australia!

23 April 2018

Teaching Update

phoebe everill workbench & tool cabinet
Classes start again tomorrow, while I was at Sturt, I made new doors for my tool cabinet, here it is fully loaded!!
May and July intensive are fully booked!!

25 March 2018

A sample of the students stools @ Sturt, now they are making their tool cabinets!!!
3 more weeks teaching here!!
Classes restart @ Drummond Tuesday 24th of April
timber stools made at sturt

4 December 2017

The December intensive is full as is the first course in Jan 2018, the second course starting on the 15th has 2 places available.

I am contracted to teach at Sturt for the 1st term next year so all classes @ Drummond are on hold until the end of April.

My Shaker boxes off to the Artisans market @ Sturt for next Thursday night.
shakers news dec2017

18 November 2017

SWA Emerging Professional Award @ Sturt
Reuben Daniel (winner) myself and Mark Viner (behind)
phoebe & reuben daniel

We are thrilled to announce the winner of this years SWA Emerging Professional award at Sturt. The presentation was made at the opening of the annual student graduation exhibition ‘Idyll’ last Saturday (running until the 3rd of Dec)
Reuben exemplifies everything we would wish to see in an emerging maker, committment to his skills and the craft and also an outstanding passion and talent.
Reuben receives $500 from SWA, one of Colen Clentons squares (this one in Macassar ebony) and a ringed gidgee palm smoothing plane from Terry Gordon (HNT Gordon) and a year’s general membership for SWA ( value $110)
We are thrilled to have our generous sponsors on board as they make not only the most exquisite tools but give back to the woodworking community with gifts such as these.

1 November 2017

Timbecon Instructional Videos

phoebe videos
I have recently been working with Timbecon to put together a range of instructional woodworking videos! I now have a new page on my site where you can view them all…Check it out here!

20 September 2017

Double Take in Wood Exhibition

double take in wood exhibition
I am thrilled to be involved with the upcoming VWA exhibition in October. Double Take in Wood is presented by The Victorian Woodworkers Association Exhibition.Where:
Manningham Art Gallery
Ground Floor, MC2
687 Doncaster Road,
Doncaster, Victoria 3108When:
18th October to 11th November, 2017Website:

11 September 2017

Moxon Vice / Teaching Update

moxon vice
My new Moxon vice in bull oak, a new add on for the workbench course!!I finish teaching at Sturt at the end of this month, weekly classes resume in the first week of October!!

13 August 2017

Sturt Shaker Boxes
We made 50 steam bent Shaker boxes this weekend at Sturt !!
The happy crew with their booty!!!

news sturt shaker boxes

17 June 2017

Beautiful Blackwood
H and I have been very busy moving more Blackwood logs up from the creek for milling and drying ready for furniture!! Gorgeous storm fallen logs from 2014, can’t wait to see what we have!! Bailey also on the mill getting next years timber ready!

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14 May 2017

Workbench for Lise
Workbench for Lise.. Number 30 made in the school! Going on to help make furniture dreams become reality.

14 December 2016

2017 Classes Update
Intensives for 2017 filling fast
Both January classes full, also Feb and March, plenty of spaces for April onwards.

Bailey Farmer who recently graduated from Sturt will be joining me part time to work on both my own projects and his.
I am thrilled to be part of this young makers journey.

14 December 2016

2017 Classes Update
Intensives for 2017 filling fast
Both January classes full, also Feb and March, plenty of spaces for April onwards.

Bailey Farmer who recently graduated from Sturt will be joining me part time to work on both my own projects and his.
I am thrilled to be part of this young makers journey.

7 December 2016

Article in Lifestyle Magazine. “A love and respect for timber”. Writing and photographs by Amy Hume.

Phoebe Everill’s tool cabinet tells the story of a third generation wood worker with a true love and respect for the timber that is made the hero of her custom furniture. The furniture designer and woodworker come teacher has established herself in Drummond in a workshop with breathtaking views across the Macedon Ranges sure to feed creativity. Everill was brought up in a family where craft
was highly valued: her mother worked with textiles and her father was a woodworker. From a young age, Everill says she always had a desire to create and work with her hands… Read Article


30 November 2016

SWA Emerging Professional Award
I was privileged to present the SWA Emerging Professional Award to Thomas Hume at the 2016 Sturt Graduation.


7 September 2016

Melbourne Timber Show at Caulfield Racecourse (9-11 September)
I will be at the Melbourne Timber show at Caulfield Racecourse this Friday 9 till Sunday 11th September, please come and have a chat!
September 26 -30 intensive is full as is Jan 9-13 2017.
I have opened up a December week 5 – 9 and a second week in January 16 – 20, 2017.
I will be teaching a 10 week term at Sturt next year July10 to September 9, 2017, so no weekly classes or intensives at Drummond in that period.
The Treecycle exhibition was a terrific success (see images), everything sold and orders taken!!

28 June 2016

TV segment on ABC Gardening Australia
For anyone who missed seeing Phoebe on the episode of Gardening Australia that aired on 25th June, you can view the segment at


22 June 2016

TV segment on ABC Gardening Australia this Saturday evening (25/6 @ 6.30pm; Repeat Sunday 26/6 @ 1pm)
The segment focuses on my relationship with the Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon), that grows on our property at Drummond and its path from tree to furniture. The crew from Gardening Australia was at Drummond filming in late Oct last year for a segment which will be aired this coming weekend.

21 December 2015

Article in The Australian, December 18 2015. “Collaboration shows fine art of tools of the trade”

Their latest project, Collaboration One, is a set of 73 tools — 50 of Gordon’s planes and 23 of Clenton’s gauges and squares — all meticulously fashioned from brass and ebony cut from a single tree.

Housed in a display cabinet of Tasmanian sassafras with black heart inlay created by maker Phoebe Everill, it is on display at Sturt Australian Craft & Design Centre, Mittagong, NSW with a price tag of $59,400. “This is the first time this has been done in Australia; a cabinet, and a full set of both these makers’ tools made from the one tree,” says Everill, the president of Studio Woodworkers Australia, who runs a furniture-making school in Drummond, 100km northwest of Melbourne.

Read Article


15 December 2015

Feature on Gardening Australia! To be aired on the ABC in 2016.

The crew from Gardening Australia was at Drummond filming in late Oct for a segment which will be aired in the New Year dates available as soon as I get them. Below are a couple of shots from the day, and 2 pieces designed and made for the ABC shoot.

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Tray made from hawthorn, wenge veneers and ebony handles
The brief was to make an item from a tree species that is really considered a weed in our area the hawthorn, gorgeous timber only available in small sizes.
Stool made from jacaranda and blackwood
The stool is my take on the ‘perch’ stool made from the fabulous blue flowering garden tree jacaranda and my own blackwood grown, milled and steam bent on site.

2 December 2015

Article in Australian Wood Review Magazine. “Collaboration One” by Linda Nathan

The cabinet and its lustrous hand tool contents known as Collaboration One was one of those things that toolmakers Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton had wanted to do for some time. ‘We’re really taking it to the top of the tree’, said Phoebe Everill, maker of the cabinet and the third collaborator. ‘We’re saying this is what we’re really proud of, it’s the complete package’… Read Article


2 December 2015

TreeCycle 2016 – displaying in August 2016

I will be involved in Treecycle 2016 which is an event that will showcase the work of 45 craftspeople and artists, whose creations will reflect an amazing diversity of working with wood. Read Article


2 October 2015

Article in Southern Highland News, October 2 2015. “Sturt Australian Contemporary Design Craft and Centre wood lover’s fantasy”
VALUED at $59,400, Collaboration One is not a tool cabinet made for just any old backyard shed. But, for a time, the cabinet and its contents are just made for Sturt’s design centre in Mittagong. Described as “the ultimate wood-lover’s fantasy”, the handcrafted cabinet houses 74 handcrafted tools. Its tools were crafted by Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton, and its cabinet by Phoebe Everill.
Read the full article

1 October 2015

Article in The Courier, October 1 2015. “Big price tag for special creation”
Fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill has helped create the ultimate wood lovers’ fantasy. Ms Everill, who runs her School for Wood near Daylesford, spent two months meticulously designing and building a display cabinet for a set of 74 handmade tools constructed by two of the world’s leading tool makers. The result? An expected price tag of $59,400.
Read the full article

22 September 2015

Collaboration One
‘Collaboration One’ is the ultimate wood lovers’ fantasy, a set of 74 handmade tools, meticulously constructed by two of the world’s leading tool makers – Terry Gordon of HNT Gordon and Colen Clenton – and housed in a stunning display cabinet by fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill.
Read the full article and view pictures »
Collaboration One

29 September 2015

Student receives 1st prize at Melbourne Show
Hi Phoebe
Great news I just couldn’t wait to share with you
Due to the wonderful expert tuition and guidance by Phoebe Everill I have been awarded 1st prize in the box making section for the Wedding Box
Can’t thank you enough for all your help and patience. So much appreciated
A bientot

4 August 2015

Intensive Courses News
As all the intensive courses are full this year, I have opened up another Jan intensive for 2016, so there are spaces available in the week starting Monday 4 to Friday 8th Jan 2016.

21 July 2015

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show

I will be sharing a stand with HNT Gordon and Colen Clenton at the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood show in September

Also, I will be closing the school here at Drummond for the first term of 2016 to allow me to teach the foundation term of the Cert IV course at Sturt, Re-opening after Easter. For details see the Sturt website.

18 May 2015

Latest News

I am currently working on a collaborative project with Australia’s finest tool makers Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton, we are doing a ‘Collectors Tool Cabinet’ fitted out with full sets of tools in spectacular timber, photos soon!!

5 day intensives are filling fast and the last one available for this year is Sept/Oct then the next will be in January 2016. Due to the demand for intensives I have added Fridays to the list for 2 students only, so effectively every week now has a single day ‘intensive’.

Check out the gallery of student work on the school page these are just a few of the amazing projects we have completed in this first 2 years of operation.

I am speaking at the VWA meeting on the 24th of June, and also continung to do instore demonstrations for Carbatec Melbourne on a regular basis.

7 May 2015

Article in Slow Magazine, Autumn 2015 Edition 22. “One Good Turn” by Kathy Mexted

Fine furniture makers agree there is a restorative aspect to their craft that is often unrealised until a crisis, be it imposed or mid-life, prompts action. Read Article

Slow Mag PDF

7 January 2015

Article in Town & Country Farmer, November/Decmber 2014. “A fine bench” by Kathy Mexted

Fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill teaches the basics by starting with a workshop essential, the workbench.


Read the full article

26 November 2014

I was privileged to present the SWA Emerging Professional Award to Adrian Olasau at the 2014 Sturt Graduation. The students exhibition is open for the next 2 weeks see the Sturt website for details –

phoebe-everill-award-presentation Adrian-olasau-award

7 November 2014

I have built a new classroom to accommodate the growing numbers of students… sneak peek below, but more images coming soon after a whole new shoot!


I am teaching at Sturt for the next 2 weeks finishing students off ready for exhibition.

I have just been part of the Timber and Working with Wood show talking to hundreds of people about next years classes and workshops which will be finalised very soon! Keep your eyes out!

11 September 2014

The Timber and Working with Wood Show, October 24-26th, Melbourne Exhibition Centre Docklands

I will be participating in “The Timber and Working with Wood Show” October 24-26th, Melb Exhibition Centre at Docklands.

More Details

8 September 2014

Studio Wood Workers Australia exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

I am exhibiting in the upcoming national SWA (Studio Wood Workers Australia) exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. The exhibition title is “Home with Wood” it opens on September 13th and runs until mid November. More Details

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29 August 2014

Latest News – New Classroom & Classes

Building has started for a new large dedicated classroom on site which will be ready for next term. Once I have this space available I will be bringing in specialist teachers to run a series of short courses for me in 2015 (more soon on that one), and using it for both weekly and intensive students.
Next term teaching starts on Tuesday 7th October.
My next intensive week will be Monday 10th of November till Friday 14th.

22 June 2014

Article in The Age, June 21 2014. “Hands On > Woodwork”

Third-generation wood-worker Phoebe Everill offers weekly classes for beginners to intermediate that provide a grounding in fine woodworking.

Read the full article

18 June 2014

Article in Midland Express, May 27 2014. “Orchestrating symphonies in wood”

Studio Woodworkers of Australia director and chairperson, Phoebe Everill, is one of the few women today successfully carving out a living from making and designing fine furniture. The opening of her own furniture-making school near Drummond, in central Victoria, is the culmination of a lifelong passion, driven by her desire to teach others of timber’s inherent beauty and how to make it sing.

Read the full article

16 June 2014

I will be exhibiting at the SWA exhibition at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery in September.

Upcoming articles in The Age, more details as I get them.

23 April 2014

Article in Australian Wood Review, March edition no 82. “From Metres to Millimetres” – Story by Linda Nathan.

Moving from building and carpentry into furniture making took Phoebe Everill to a much finer place.

Phoebe Everill doesn’t do quiet and reserved. She laughs loud and often, and it’s easy to instantly like her. Fifteen years as a chippie and a builder, mostly as the leader of her own team, are explained by the confidence she exudes — this is a person who can get things done.

Read the full article

5th February 2014

I have recently been elected to the Chair of Studio Woodworkers Australia which is the peak body representing Australia’s professional maker/designers in wood. See for more details.

I will be demonstrating at Sturt on the weekend of 22nd/23rd of February at their annual Tools and Techniques weekend.

Upcoming articles in Australian Wood Review (March edition) and The Australian newspaper Arts section, more details as I get them.

5th December 2013

Extending the range of Winton chairs with a low arm recliner and a foot stool. View images.
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6th November 2013

Successful stand at the Timber & Working with Wood show.


3rd November 2013

Upcoming article on my work and the school in Australian Wood Review.

30th October 2013

Added Sat pm class to keep up with demand.

27th October 2013

Exhibiting at Colac Otway Wood Design Exhibition Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of November


15th August 2013

A lot has been going on over the past few months!

Phoebe Everill is now an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia.

She will also be teaching the cert IV course at Sturt School for Wood for the first 3 weeks in September which is a Stool- Design and Prototype.

Finally, due to increasing demand, extra classes have been added – Weekly classes now available: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-12pm, 1-4pm and Sat 9-12pm. Other times by appt.
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5th May 2013

Phoebe Everill’s Furniture Making School open for business. View class details

16th April 2013

Phoebe joins the Board of Directors of Studio Woodworkers Australia

21st March 2013

See Australian Wood Review No. 78 p.18 for photo of SWA exhibition at Sturt.

4th April 2012

Check back here regularly for periodical updates and exciting news. The world of furniture making and Design is ever changing and evolving.

26th November 2011

Experience at Sturt – Article Featuring Phoebe in The Australian

Phoebe Everill, the only woman on this year’s course, operated a carpentry and renovations business from her property outside Daylesford, Victoria, for 20 years. She did the 12-week woodwork course at Sturt last year. “Sturt, for me, was about walking into galleries all my adult life, looking at beautifully made pieces of furniture and thinking, ‘I want to learn to make to that level, I want to go there,’ ” she says.

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