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Introductory Furniture Upholstery Workshop

This event is now fully booked however go to "Book Online" to join the waitlist.  

Learn the tricks of the trade from an expert furniture upholsterer. During this hands on workshop you will learn the basics for upholstering a flat surface (eg. a dining chair, a bed head) by creating your own milk crate upholstered seat base. This workshop includes choosing appropriate fabric, measuring and cutting foam and padding and what timbers to use for creating the base. No prior skills required.

Time: 12noon - 3pm (arrive 11.45am).

Who: This workshop is suitable for adults who live in the City of Ryde local government area. No prior skills required.

Equipment: Please bring your own note pad and pen to take notes. Bring your own lunch and drinks.

Note: The Bower will supply all materials required, but if you do have a preferred fabric to use, you can bring it along (minimum size 60cm x 60 cm medium to heavy weight fabric eg. drill cotton). There is NO need for you to bring your own piece of furniture.

Clothing and footwear: Clothing must be suitable for physical activities and manual handling. Shoes must be sturdy, fully enclosed, have a non-slip sole and be suitable for workshop activities. Thongs, sandals and open toed shoes are not permitted.


  • By Bus: Bus route which stop at the Parramatta Transport Interchange are M52, 545. The Bower is located 10 minutes by walking from the Parramatta Transport Interchange.   

  • By Train: Parramatta Train Station (Transport Interchange) is the closest station to The Bower. The nearest train stations in Ryde are Eastwood, Meadowbank, North Ryde, Denistone, Macquarie Park and Macquarie University.

  • By Car: You can also drive to the shop. It takes about 20 - 30 minutes. Paid parking available above the shop. 

Cost: FREE. This is provided as no cost by the City of Ryde.

Booking: Advanced bookings essential. Book early as places are strictly limited and we anticipate this session will reach full capacity.

This is a Waste Education program brought to you by the City of Ryde in conjunction with The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre.

Date & Time

Saturday 27 May 2017 / 12.00PM - 3.00PM


Waste Department - City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free - Bookings essential. Book online early as places are strictly limited.

Book Online


The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre, Shop 1, 10 Hunter Street , Parramatta 2150 View Map

-33.814948, 150.998995
Shop 1, 10 Hunter Street , Parramatta New South Wales 2150

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

Shop 1, 10 Hunter Street , Parramatta 2150

Last updated on 5 April 2017