The Fine Wood Work Association (WA) Inc. (FWWA) was founded at Karri Valley in Western Australia’s South West in 1987 following a meeting of craftspeople interested in establishing an association which would encompass all forms of fine woodwork rather than a single aspect eg. turning. Since 1992 the Association has been based in metropolitan Perth but has members in a number of rural and regional areas.

The Association is self-funding and obtains its operating income from membership fees and operating the “Out of the Woods” Competition and Exhibition at the annual WA Wood Show in co-operation with True Blue Exhibitions.

The Association welcomes as members all those who have a love of fine timber craftsmanship and the desire to create quality woodwork. This includes anyone who aspires to improve their skills, as well as those who are already expert crafts people.

Our members have interests in all aspects of woodwork including furniture, boxes, veneering, carving, turning and other work. Many of our members have interests covering more than one area of woodwork and the level of expertise ranges from professional to weekend amateur, from award winner to beginners, both men and women.

We conduct monthly practical meetings and demonstrations at various locations throughout the Perth metropolitan area and have recently established a storage facility at the Wandi community centre. Wandi is the location of a number of wood related interested groups and also has meeting, workshop and barbecue facilities.

The objects of the FWWA are:
  • To promote excellence in woodcraft by sharing skills and knowledge
  • To promote awareness of Western Australian timber craft excellence, most importantly through the “Out of the Woods” Competition and Exhibition each year
  • To act as an information database for members, professionals and the general public
  • To act as a lobby group for the interests of the Western Australian wood craft industry

Members participate in the WA Wood show on the FWWA information area plus presenting demonstrations. If you have a question please come along ask for help and advise.

Fine Woodwork Association Class Program Happening Everyday

10.00am     Sharpening Plane Blades and Chisels        presented by Alan Williams
11.30am     Veneering for Fine Furniture                       presented by Ian Houghton
1.00pm       Boulle Marketry                                           presented by Martin Burgoyne

Demonstrations happening at the Fine Wood Work Association WA – Information Area

Friday

9.30am & 3.00pm         French Polishing Small Pieces                  presented by Peter Pauls
1.00am until 3.00pm     Carving Native Animals/other projects      presented by Stephanie Ryan
11.00am & 1.00pm       Veneering for Effect                                   presented by Kerri Bear

Saturday

9.30am until 11.00am   Carving Native Animals/other projects     presented by Stephanie Ryan
11.00am until 1.00pm   Veneering for Effect                                 presented by Kerri Bear
3.00pm until 4.30pm     Veneering for Effect                                 presented by Kerri Bear
3.00pm                          French Polishing Small Pieces               presented by Peter Pauls

Sunday

9.30am until 11.00am  Veneering for Effect                                   presented by Kerri Bear
11.00am until 1.00pm  French Polishing Small Pieces                  presented by Peter Pauls
3.00pm until 4.30pm    French Polishing Small Pieces                  presented by Peter Pauls
1.00pm until 3.00pm    Carving Native Animals/Other Projects     presented by Stephanie Ryan