What is Wood Dust Designer Maker?

Design for woodworking is an increasingly popular topic in Australian woodworking and Wood Dust has responded with our new event – Wood Dust Designer Maker

Wood Dust Designer Maker is a multi-faceted, wood centric woodworking event for the designer, enthusiast and professional woodworker exploring the art of design for woodworking and the processes of fine craftsmanship.

Wood Dust Designer Maker offers participants three core events running side by side, choose your own program of events and fulfil your design and woodworking dreams.

Wood Dust Designer Maker

8th – 11th August 2019
Held at FAB9
90 Maribyrnong Street
Footscray, Melbourne VIC


8th – 11th of August

Wood Dust Designer Maker offers every day from Thursday the 8th till Sunday the 11th of August an ensemble of 3, 2 and 1-day Masterclasses featuring an array of Australian and international designer makers.

Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference

10th and 11th of August

Held on the Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of August, the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference is our new, must see event featuring 6 workshop areas with rolling live demonstrations 4 times a day – choose your own program of hardcore design and woodworking learning.

Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

10th and 11th of August

And right next to the Masterclasses and Makers Conference, also on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of August, is our Wood Dust Timber and Tool Marketplace. Come and meet all your favourite timber and tool suppliers.

Choose to visit one or all Wood Dust Designer Maker events, Masterclass tickets now on sale.

We look forward to seeing you at Wood Dust Designer Maker

The Designer Maker Venue – FAB9

FAB9 is Melbourne’s newest makerspace housed in a beautiful, heritage listed 1900’s factory building in down town Footscray with parking and easy access to public transport.

FAB9 provide tools, technology and training for anyone interested in making. The space is purpose built for designing and creating with open-access to high end prototyping equipment for a monthly membership fee. They are a place for craftspeople, artists, hardware entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, tinkerers and anyone who wants to experiment and explore through the making of physical objects.

At FAB9 you can get your hands-on tools from classical wood-working equipment to CNC router, laser cutters and 3D printers. Whether you’re an amateur completing your dream DIY project, or an inventor set to create the next world-changing product, FAB9 are open to all skill and interest levels.

90 Maribyrnong Street
Footscray, Melbourne VIC


Craft Media Australia

We are for Woodworking

From the mainstream perspective, woodworking is often seen as a quaint, fringe activity designated to elder men hiding away in their sheds, and to some extent this is true. Today however, woodworking has entered a new renaissance with the emergence of woodworking as a universal pastime adored by millions of people around the world.

Craft Media Australia is supporting this emerging global woodworking community through our Wood Dust events. We want to redefine the image of woodworking and bring to everyone the opportunity to engage and participate in this beautiful and rewarding craft.

Come to Wood Dust Designer Maker and be part of this woodworking adventure.

John Madden


John Madden

John Madden

Managing Director
Craft Media Australia

Executive MBA QUT, B. Fin Admin

John Madden is a woodworker, marketer and educator based in Brisbane Queensland. John has worked with leading Australian manufacturers and retailers including: FMCA, Space Furniture, Carbatec and Timbecon representing leading international companies including: Lee Valley / Veritas Canada, Laguna USA, Robert Sorby UK and Z Saw Japan. John has exhibited his own studio work internationally and worked on public projects such as the Mawson’s Hut Foundation.

Get in touch

To contact Craft Media Australia to discuss your businesses marketing requirements, email John Madden at john@wooddustaustralia.com.

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