Level 1 Furniture

Course description:

The furniture-making course covers a range of woodworking skills required to produce simple pieces of furniture. You will learn how to measure and mark accurately, make a range of timber joints, use hand-tools and machines safely and accurately and about the use of a range of timbers. Health and safety practises required in the workshop are consolidated from middle school and you are introduced to the maintenance of a variety of hand tools.

Using a range of timbers including quality hardwoods and recycled rimu, you will be given the opportunity to make a treasure chest, bedside unit and a chopping butchers block.

Assessment

You will be assessed against a range of Unit Standards (up to 16 credits) and two Achievement Standards (10 credits) against the appropriate level. Total available credits – 26. Each assessment has a theoretical and practical component and any work not done in class time will need to be completed during lunchtimes and outside of class time. Students will also begin gathering credits towards the National Certificate in Furniture Making (L 2)

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
US 497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements I 3
AS 91057 Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product I 6
AS 91059 Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used to make products from I 4
US 18917 Construct hand joints for furniture I 3
US 18918 Construct a furniture carcase I 6
US 9785 Set and operate a flat bed sander to sand wooden furniture components I 4
US 25570 Demonstrate knowledge of abrasives used in furniture production I 4

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Cost:

The take home material fee for this course is $110. This can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, by Automatic Payment or in three installments. It is essential that this fee is paid as it allows for materials to be purchased. Projects will remain the property of WHS until all course fees are paid. If you require special materials over and above what is already supplied, you must cover the extra cost yourself.

Contact: Ana Krakosky

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