Introduction to Timber Construction and Power Tools

Next Available: 07 Oct 8:00AM
4.0 hours


She Skills workshops are designed by women, for women.  We want you to feel confident enough to imagine, design and create great things.  

In this 4 hour introductory class you will create your own woodworking project that you will feel proud to hang on your wall.  We teach the use of a range of hand and power tools in a safe, encouraging and social environment with other like minded women.  Check out our facebook page to see what you can expect.

You don't need any prior experience to attend.  Complete beginners are welcome, as are those that already have some skills.  You can always learn something new, and maybe you can teach us a thing or two.  She Skills is building a community of confident and capable women, who are happy to get outside their comfort zone and take on a challenge.  

We are proud members of the Maker Movement.  In a world of rampant consumption and keeping up with the latest trends on Instagram, the simple art of making something with your own hands can bring you immeasurable pleasure. And if it’s made well, it might just last you a lifetime.

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Class Schedule

This class is 4 hours in duration and takes place on Saturday's and Sunday's at our workshop in Yeronga, Brisbane.

What you will learn
  • Basic timber construction methods
  • Insights into planning and designing of projects
  • Hand and power tool knowledge and skills with experienced instructors
What you will get
  • A handmade timber shadow box to hang proudly on your wall
  • Confidence and skills to create your own projects
  • Coffee and biscuits in the She Shed

What to bring
  • We provide all the tools, materials and safety gear. If you've got a drill (or some other tool) at home and you'd like a few pointers on how to use it, feel free to bring it along.
  • A water bottle. It's hot work in the She Shed.
What to wear

Comfortable, well-fitted clothing. Shorts, jeans and a t-shirt. Protective hard top shoes are required to be worn (ie hiking boots, leather joggers). If you don't have your own pair, you can borrow a pair of steel caps from us.

Appropriate for

She Skills workshops are FOR WOMEN ONLY. This class is suitable for total beginners and those of you have had some experience but want to take the opportunity to refine your skills and get a few pointers around safe use of tools.


She Skills

Vendor sincce 2016

She Skills is a collaboration between partners in life and work, Meg and Clint Solly, whose creative credentials go way back. Team Solly has been a creative force since 2000, when they met as performers.  

Clint is a qualified furniture tradesperson with 20 years experience building everything from solid timber furniture to theatrical sets.

Meg has been Clint's trusty trades assistant for many years and is now officially an apprentice cabinet maker. Meg has worked on large construction projects around the country.

Together they have years of experience in training people of all ages.  She Skills is a passion project that challenges stereotypes and helps women to find a new confidence to try skills that they previously thought were beyond their capabilities.  

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancelling your spot in a class

  • Bookings are final. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking. Cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
  • In general, bookings are transferrable to a new date (for the same class) provided you give us at least 72 hours notice.
  • You may offer your spot to a friend, we will transfer the booking into their name (you must arrange any transfer of money between yourself and your friend). 
  • Non-attendance under any circumstances forfeits the fee paid and is non-transferable.
  • Cancellation of one-off workshops or workshops that are not held on a regular basis are strictly non-refundable or transferable.

If we cancel a class

  • All classes require a minimum number of bookings to proceed. Minimum numbers vary from class to class. Classes that do not have the required minimum will be cancelled.
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the class and will be offered the choice of having their spot transfered to the next available class, a credit to be used towards another class or a full refund.
  • If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible.
  • We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • We do our best to ensure classes go ahead.

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Terms & Conditions

© 2017 She Skills. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Health and Safety

She Skills takes the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously. We carry public liability insurance and carry out risk assessments prior to every workshop. You understand the inherently risky nature of activities that you will undertake at She Skills and agree to:

  • follow all reasonable instructions given by She Skills personnel/sub-contractors
  • work within your limits and advise She Skills personnel if you are not comfortable performing a task
  • advise She Skills of any illness/injury which may inhibit your ability to undertake the workshop so that we can work together to find a safe alternative to complete the tasks

Social Media

She Skills is focused on increasing and improving the representation of women in non-traditional roles, whether that be in a domestic or vocational capacity. By sharing the images of women of all ages and abilities undertaking tasks that have traditionally been seen as masculine, we believe we are contributing to a future of greater choice for women (and men). We love to take lots of photographs and share them on our social media channels and we love it when our students share too!!

By participating in a She Skills workshop, you understand that your image may be used in She Skills social media, third parties and media and promotional material. However, we also respect your right to privacy, so if you are uncomfortable having your picture taken and shared online, please let the instructor know on the day of your workshop.


By participating in a She Skills workshop, you agree to receive the She Skills newsletter. Don't worry, we hate spam too and we will never share your information with any other organisation. You can unsubscribe at any time

Should you have any questions about any of these terms and conditions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

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16 September 2017 • Introduction to Timber Construction and Power Tools

A very enjoyable morning with concise instruction and patience from the instructors.


12 September 2017 • Introduction to Timber Construction and Power Tools

I really appreciated the confidence the teachers gave me in my ability to learn new skills. The teacher was relaxed, informed and always willing to assist when needed. I got a lot out of the course. I wouldn't hesitate to do another course at She Skills.


09 September 2017 • Introduction to Timber Construction and Power Tools

Awesome class. Really well paced and surprisingly relaxing

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