From Design to Finished Piece: Richard Crosland School of Woodwork

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For countless years Richard Crosland’s School of Fine Woodworking in Alexandria, Sydney has had a well testified-to reputation for one of the best places around to learn woodworking.

Session times run from 6pm to 9pm on Monday to Thursday evenings, or 9:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays there are morning and afternoon sessions to choose from.


Rather than set projects, the structure allows for differing levels and needs. ‘My students nominate their own project and I take them through it from the design stage all the way through to the finished piece’, said Richard who has also authored a book and several videos on woodworking processes and techniques.

The workshop is fully equipped, permitting an across the board knowledge to be acquired. ‘I teach them the skills they need whether using hand tools, power tools or machines’, explained Richard.


‘As most students stay for some considerable time, the classes become as much an enjoyable social gathering as a productive woodworking class’, added Richard, underlining the fact that another important aspect of a woodworking class environment is the atmosphere created and enjoyment gained.

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