Woodworking Classes in Taupo

Try Your Hand at Furniture Making in Our Woodworking Lessons

Ever had an idea for a coffee table, a cutting board, a baby’s cot? Then our woodworking classes are for you. Join our furniture making workshops where we can take your concept and develop it to a practical and achievable drawing. Next, selected timbers – maybe yours or we can source them from Woody’s supply – can be machined, forming the necessary components to finally assemble your very own creation and finish it with friendly oils.

So are you coming alone? Why not bring a mate, friend or relative? The furniture making days where 2 participants have worked together have always been really special as they create their own memories while building their project.

Furniture restoration can be included in your woodworking classes if you have something that needs TLC, or commission us to bring it back to its former glory. If you’d like to get a taste first or have a tight schedule, we also run single-day woodturning courses.

There really is only one way to find out how good these woodworking days are and that’s to join in and give it a go.

Up to 4 Days Course
8 Hours per day
from $205 per day plus wood

The most important thing to bring to our multi-day woodworking lessons is a sense of humour, along with a camera to record your journey. We provide safety glasses and face visors, a safety talk and of course the rundown on machines you can use.

If you book your woodworking classes between November and April (and the weather is fine) we can even organise food and wine at sunset on Kinloch Beach. Just contact Chris and Woody’s Place can plan your day.


  • Maximum number 4; minimum age 13 years
  • Bookings essential
  • Tea & coffee available plus a light lunch
  • BYO wood optional
  • All safety equipment provided
  • Camera recommended
  • Must wear covered footwear and tie up long hair