Who we are

We are a group of woodworking devotees ranging from beginners to master craftsmen and craftswomen.

The Cooroora Woodworkers Club is a not-for-profit organisation focused on sharing the enjoyment of working with wood. Our members include men and women of all ages and levels of woodworking experience, from total beginners to award-winning masters.

Our club has a friendly and supportive atmosphere, an extensive range of well-maintained woodworking equipment, and a strong emphasis on safety. In particular, we have an enviable woodwork training program in activities including woodturning, furniture building, box-making, carving, marquetry and general woodworking.

We also have a skilled team of members who mill rough logs into finished boards in a variety of species. Large timber slabs and milled boards are on sale to the public and offered at heavily discounted rates to club members.

As part of our club’s commitment to the wider community, we undertake a diverse range of activities to assist to other groups and organizations. For example, we make items for schools, aged-care facilities, disadvantaged families, the local botanical gardens and other community associations.

Above all, we love working with wood. Come and join us!

Our History

The inaugural meeting of the Cooroora Woodworkers Club was held at the Tewantin Scout Den …

Us In Action

Here is a selection of photographs of our members at work. Join us, and have your smiling face included here!

Members Insights

Here’s What Some Of Our Members Say

Been woodworking for years and then found the club so that I could extend my knowledge and meet new people.

Bill

Been carving looking for somewhere local to share my love of carving and found the Cooroora Wood working club and have been a member for years. Now I’m passing on my knowledge of carving in lessons every Tuesday morning.

Alieen M

I took up scrollsawing in 2010 after doing pyrography for several years. I used to spend hours in my shed creating fretwork masterpieces for competitions. I also made and sold puzzles, wall hangings and names for children.  These days I enjoy making presents for family and friends and I love to teach fellow members the art of scrollsawing. Conducting demonstrations is very enjoyable too. A lot of ladies say to me, “It’s like sewing,” but I always found scrollsawing easier than sewing!

Maureen

Life member and expert woodturner Alan Warner recently rose to our ‘Trash to Treasure’ challenge: I was in the workshop and noticed that someone had thrown a partly finished, broken bowl into the bin. It was badly cracked but I thought I might be able to save it. The repair job was a bit of a challenge but eventually I was able to shape it into a nice little bowl. So, this better go in the Trash to Treasure section!

Alan

been with the club since … and now give fine furniture lessons Monday afternoon to club members.

Bob

I have a weak back and was looking to carry on my love of woodworking when I found cooroora woodworking club they made every effort to asssit me with being able to carry on my caftsmanship.

Andy