Learn traditional woodworking at iconic Cobbitty farm

Picturesque: The woodworking workshop will take place at the stunning Denbigh homestead in Cobbitty.
Picturesque: The woodworking workshop will take place at the stunning Denbigh homestead in Cobbitty.

Looking for an out of the box activity this month?

Why not try a two-day woodworking workshop at one of the region's most beautiful homesteads.

Cobbitty's Denbigh Farm - familiar to TV viewers from the popular program Doctor Doctor, which is filmed at the site - is hosting a special workshop run by the Illawarra Woodwork School.

The event will see participants create their own greenwood stools with woven seats, in the picturesque hayshed - built around 1917 - which serves as a bar on Doctor Doctor.

Stuart Montague from the Illawarra Woodwork School said the workshop was a great chance for people to take a stab at a centuries old practice.

"The stool is made with reeds and we use noxious weeds," he said.

"So not only do you get a great stool at the end of the two days, you've also helped rid the area of a noxious species.

"We're using the same technique that people were using two to three hundred years ago."

Mr Montague said participants didn't require any hand skills before the workshop, and would learn everything they needed to right at the farm.

He said there was no better location to learn a new skill than the picturesque Denbigh hayshed.

Susan McIntosh from Denbigh said they loved hosted events at the property, and had enjoyed welcoming the woodworkers to the historic farm in the past.

She said a Christmas wreath-making workshop was also planned before the end of the year.

The woodworking workshop will be held over October 24 and 25.

All information and bookings can be found at the Illawarra Woodwork School website: woodworkschool.com/workshops.