Short Courses on Basic Woodworking organized by Forest Research Institute Malaysa (FRIM)

Update on 7/9/2015

A Great & Successful Woodworking Event

Short Course : Furniture Making For Beginners by FRIM
Date : 5th – 6th September 2015

A big thank you to FRIM especially the Wood Machining & Prototyping Workshop led by En. Zairul and his team ( En. Sufian, Aschem & Pn. Nor Izwarina) for making this course a reality.

And not to forget thank you so much to all of you who came and joined this course. Without your great support, this workshop will not be held successfully.

By all accounts, it was fantastic and such a worthwhile experience. Couldn’t ask for more as we had great company, good hospitality, amazing people, delicious food, supportive instructors and most importantly, the valuable knowledge/skills learnt!!!

Hopefully the small coffee table that you’ve learnt to make will be the starting point of your woodworking skills in the future.

Last but not least, looking forward to see you and many more at the next woodworking course. Keep your finger crossed!!! 🙂


Update on 14/8/2015

With great pleasure, we would like to inform you that FRIM has confirmed and are organizing two-days course on “FURNITURE MAKING FOR BEGINNERS”.

The training will be conducted as below:

Date : 5th September 2015 – 6th September 2015
Time : 8.30am – 5.00pm
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Selangor.

Project : Small side table
Participant : 10 persons ONLY
Fee : RM 424.00/participant inclusive of 6% GST. (Fees include course materials, refreshments and certificate of attendance.
Kindly refer the brochure below and interested participants should register before 28th August 2015.

The place is limited to 10 pax only.

We appreciate if you could assist in disseminating the soft copy of the brochure to your colleagues.

Thank you in advance for your attention and utmost support, and we look forward to your participation.

For registration and payment, kindly contact Cawangan Latihan FRIM:

Pn. Siti Salihah (Tel: 03-6279 7526 |

Pn. Nor Izwarina (03-6279 7528 | | Fax: : 03-6280 4617)


Update on 22/5/2015 : Basic woodworking course by FRIM wood workshop.

1. Tentatively it will be scheduled on 1st week of August 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)

2. Project : Coffee table measuring 325 mm x 325 mm x 400 mm

3. Participant : 10 persons maximum (Reason : Optimum learning/practical environment)

4 . Fees to be confirmed later by FRIM

Once all details has been confirmed by FRIM, I will blast the info to those who already submitted their details via form below:


Short Courses on Basic Woodworking organized by Forest Research Institute Malaysa (FRIM)

FRIM Woodworking workshop, has agreed to organize a woodworking course soon and this information is to spread the news so that everyone is aware of the woodworking course.

As part of commitment to bring the diy woodworking community to another level, we actually proposed & requested FRIM to organize the woodworking course  

The short course is designed to teach beginners the basic skills and knowledge necessary for carpentry works including knowledge of woods and uses, calculations of materials and costs, basic wood joineries, and wood lamination. A major emphasis will be placed on shop safety, proper hand and power tool usage, wood processes as well as preparation of bill of materials. This course also provide participants with a practical skills needed to work on the assigned projects with guidance and close supervision.

Students acquire woodworking knowledge and skills through lecture, demonstrations, and practices. Participants will produce simple furniture as an output of the training.

The following items will be provided during the course:
Wood materials, fastening, fitting and finishing materials for the assigned projects
PPE: glove, face mask, and safety glasses or goggles.

may bring their own hand tools/power tools to the class.
need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
are responsible for shop clean up.
are responsible for personal protective equipment which must be worn at all times while using machines.

Minimum no. of participants: 10

Project: Small book shelf/coffee table/others
Duration: 2 days (8.30 to 4.45 pm)
Date : To be confirmed by FRIM.
Location : Woodworking workshop, FRIM.
Fee: To be confirmed by FRIM and to be paid to FRIM bank account.
Certificate : Participants will receive Certificate of Course upon successful completion of woodworking projects.

Introduction to wood: wood types, classification, measurement, solid wood and panel processing.
Introduction woodworking tools, abrasives, adhesives, fasteners, finishes.
Project costing and preparation of bill of materials and cost
Demonstration on machinery used for solid wood: planner, thicknesser, cross cut saw and ripping saw.
Safe and efficient use of power tool: planner, router, sander, jig saw, cross-cut saw
Basic joinery and assembly techniques
Wood finishing: brushing technique

*Above information are given by FRIM Woodworking Workshop & will be reviewed again once they already finalized on the details for the basic woodworking course.

Please complete form below if you interested to know on the exact date and finalized details of the basic woodworking course.

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