We are thrilled to present this class in partnership with Inner West Council.
This class is the first of many in the Urban Forest series, a new program utilising street trees from across the Inner West that would otherwise be chipped. The timber for this class is Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara), removed from a playground in Petersham. Milled by an expert urban salvage specialist, the timber has been air drying since 2014.
Not only will you leave the class with a beautiful coffee table, but an appreciation for the richness of timber as a material, how the Urban Forest is managed and knowledge of how best to utilise timber for your own projects. During this course, you will learn how to safely and properly use the machinery in the wood and metal shops here at MakerSpace. We will introduced and practice using the jointer, thicknesser, panel saw, metal bandsaw, MIG welders and drill press.
We will cover:
Week 1: Machining and laminating the tabletop.
Week 2: Fitting butterfly keys to stabilise any cracks or checks in the timber.
Week 3: Sanding and finishing the top with a hand rubbed oil finish.
Week 4: Fabricating the under-frame from cold bent mild steel.
Week 5: Welding the under frame using our MIG welders.
Week 6: Detailing and finishing the under frame and attaching the top.
About the teacher:
Tim Wallace is a designer/maker who works across objects, lighting and furniture. A graduate of the ANU School Of Art Furniture Workshop, Tim maintains a practice in Sydney completing speculative work, commissions and architectural projects. He is also the Wood Technician at MakerSpace.