Our industry is very wasteful when it comes to the efficient use of material.

Many joinery workshops around the world are filled with valuable pieces of materials that are too small for commercial use or the wrong dimensions and eventually end up in landfill. The sad reality is that it is much quicker to cut full-sized materials down to the desired dimensions than designing with offcuts in mind.

Offcuts will explore the value of these materials by challenging students to design and make their own furniture pieces from offcuts sourced from local workshops, hard rubbish, and sheds around Melbourne.

5 tyrone street, north melbourne