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Postponed - The Mitre and the Birdsbeak -Brian Reid Intensive

  • Cooroora Institute 780 Cooroy Belli Creek Rd 4563 Australia (map)

Sadly Brian has had to postpone his trip to the Australia

A 7 day intensive with master furniture maker Brian Reid. 

Brian Reid is one of the world's best furniture makers and a great teacher. His cabinet making and decorative work is stunning. Check out some of his work and teaching on the link below. 

We feel honoured to welcome Brian from USA via New Zealand to the Cooroora Institute in September. Anyone looking to advance their woodworking and furniture making to the ultimate should consider coming along to his week intensive from 24th to 30th September. 

You'll be making a decorative cabinet/ wall hanging focusing particularly on three-way mitres and birdsbeak joints. But Brian's expertise and skilled teaching means you'll learn so much more to take home to your own studio practices. 

Make a commitment to the finest of furniture design making and fully immerse yourself in seven days of all things wood in this beautiful environment. Highly recommended!


Many woodworkers are terrified of mitre joints, especially the three way mitres. In actuality with a few simple tricks in layout and measurement these joints are easily mastered. 

The suggested project will be a wall hanging with four to nine square panels that are interchangeable to create an interactive piece of wall art.

For the more advanced students this project can be designed to be a small cabinet finished after this short class


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