Helping people rediscover their creative, healthy, social self

What is FAB9?

FAB9 is on a mission to enable the universal desire to create and be well.

At home, we are alone, most likely engulfed in social media and depressing news. At work, we are busy, under pressure, and regularly perform monotonous tasks. Neither of these places can offer the space we need, nor the tools and support for creative self expression.

Now, more than ever, we’ve learned the importance of physical and mental wellbeing and building meaningful relationships.

With most people spending much more time indoors, working from home, and drifting further from meaningful social connections, we are set to offer a  for the creative process, mindful tactile activities and a friendly community.

Learn more about how you can get started with your journey as a maker.

The FAB9 Maker Kit

The maker kit is a hands-on end-to-end learning experience.

In-depth instructions, on-demand videos, live sessions, and a thriving community packaged with all the materials and consumables you need to learn traditional woodworking from home.

We ship all around Australia.

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The Makerspace

The FAB9 makerspace is a creative place that strengthens the in-person community.

The makerspace is a relaxed shared workshop in which members feel comfortable and to which they return time and again to socialise, to relax, and to enjoy the company of those around them.

We are in Melbourne. Learn more about workshop access here 👇

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The FAB9 Maker Kit

The FAB9 Maker Kit is a hands-on end-to-end learning experience.

Our team works directly with local designers to create a unique, classic and timeless woodwork project design. We collect and prepare all the materials needed, create instruction sheets and videos with all the steps, pack it all up , and send it right to your door!

In-depth instructions, on-demand videos, live sessions, and a thriving community packaged with all the materials and consumables you need to learn traditional woodworking from home.

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Discover the relaxing effects of working with your hands

Working with hand tools is an extremely cathartic experience. When you make things over and over again - You develop a strong relationship with what you’re making. Each marking and each shaving leads the way to the next one, which has extremely unwinding effects.

Learn traditional woodworking skills

This project was designed to guide our participants through a woodworking journey. Each step of the project involves traditional woodworking techniques such as measuring and marking, making a lap joint from scratch, mortise and tenon joint from scratch, hand planning, finishing, and others!

The FAB9 Makerspace

The FAB9 Makerspace is a creative place that strengthens the in-person community.

The FAB9 Makerspace is the perfect place to start a new hobby, schedule a block of free creative time, or meet likeminded people. We are open to total beginners, hobbyists, artists and creative economy businesses.

Stories from our makers

Kylie Burton

FAB9 HANDMADE 6-WEEK COURSE PARTICIPANT

"The excellent tools and facilities made the learning process fluid and easy. The best part was the state of mindfulness when shaping the beautiful European beech we were given to work with."

Scott Wallace

IT PROFESSIONAL, WOODWORKING ENTHUSIAST, AND FAB9 MEMBER.

"Great place to learn and relax. Takes me away from distractions so I can focus on what I'm trying to do or learn."

Simon Matthee

MILLET ROAD MAKERS FOUNDER, AND FAB9 MEMBER.

"This journey has been a transformation. This project is just the beginning for me and I am looking forward to more builds and collaborations that will come out from this first project."

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