This subject is the perfect introduction for Junior Certificate students to the world of wood and all of its practical applications. It allows students to develop all the basic practical knowledge and skills necessary to manufacture a broad range of woodwork joints and wood based projects while also highlighting key areas such as the importance of preserving wood as a natural resource.


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As well as an introduction to design, students learn the basics of:

  • Tree Growth
  • The Timber Industry
  • Materials 
  • Tools and Tooling
  • Joints,
  • Fasteners and Fixtures 
  • Shaping and Forming 
  • Finishes and Preservatives 
  • Health and Safety


We have a well equipped specialist room, furnished with 24 benches a large variety of hand tools and woodworking machines. This allows all students to experience the environment of a practical workshop situation.


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