Since 2002, Rosewood Studio has provided aspiring furniture makers of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their abilities under the guidance of accomplished professional furniture makers and designers. Located about an hour’s drive outside of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa in the beautiful and historic town of Perth, Ontario, Rosewood has attracted students from across Canada and more than twenty countries around the world. For twenty-one years now, they have come to Rosewood for intensive programs that pack the maximum amount of technical instruction into each curriculum.
Our facilities are designed specifically to provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning the craft of fine furniture making. The bench room is equipped with top quality hand tools, traditional cabinetmaker’s benches and an abundance of natural light. Professional grade machinery connected to an automated dust collection system in the machine room makes for a clean and safe work space, and a low student/machine ratio means students spend less time waiting, and more time engaged in improving their furniture making abilities. Our class sizes also ensure each student receives one-on-one time with instructors dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
We look forward to helping you create something extraordinary.
Today more than ever, you have a variety of choices of where to learn fine woodworking. You can choose from one-on-one instruction supplementing someone's furniture making income, to large schools with dozens of people in a class. You can take classes from retailers happy to show you their wares. And of course there is YouTube and online classes. While everyone’s needs and situations are different, we hope you will keep the following benefits we offer in mind.
More than great teachers with a passion for furniture making, Rosewood instructors have the professional background to provide hands-on, real world solutions to the challenges you may encounter while you learn.
You’ll never have to worry about taking a back seat to commission clients, production schedules or delivery deadlines. Our business is not selling tools or clicks on a channel either. We are here exclusively to help you improve your skills.
One-on-one instruction is great, but eliminates learning from what others are doing. On the other hand, you don’t want to get lost in the crowd. With a maximum of eight students and two of each major machine, you also spend less time waiting to use equipment, and more time building furniture.
If you are just starting out, you may be unsure of what tools you need, or how much of an investment you want to make. No worries. We have complete, top quality hand tool kits available for each student.
Perth offers everything from motels and camping to luxury boutique hotels. The choice is yours. And with more than twenty places to eat within 5 blocks of the school, you’re sure to find just what you are hungering for.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or more advanced woodworker, we have the programs and instructors to help you create something extraordinary.