This is not another carpentry course

You've thought about this for a long time. Now you've decided to take action. And if you're going to do it, might as well do it properly.

Our course is intended for beginners / experienced people who want to study in depth and get a good foundation for all their work in the future.

Here is what you will learn from us:

  • Work with traditional hand tools, carpentry tables and classic carpentry machines.

  • Quality of construction without any compromises - from the wood we have carefully chosen, through creating connections and working with traditional + modern techniques, down to the last detail.

  • Aesthetic, invested and super professional workshop.

  • Detailed syllabus - everything is edited with thought.

  • Full of work methods, stories and little tips.

  • Good company - work in small groups and close teaching.

With the help of this course you will learn how to build the furniture you dream of. Forget yourself at the desk. Feel connected to the action from a precise understanding of what is happening.

Come and study in-depth woodworking

קורס נגרות אומן מסורתית

The basic course in "First Journey" carpentry in my school is meticulously built to give you tools and a deep understanding of working with wood - whether you are just starting out or have previous experience. You will learn to work with machines, hand tools and traditional carpentry table, in total quality and attention to every process.

Through the detailed syllabus I developed, you will build a side table at a very high level - from the choice of material, layouts, alignments, creating precise traditional interfaces and connections, smoothing surfaces, finishes and much more.

And the main thing for me is that building your desk is an opening, a window to language. It is through thought and process. It is an approach to wood and working with it that understands that there is a whole complex of practicality here on the one hand, and an emotional and philosophical presence on the other.


At the bottom of the page you will find pictures of the project and a video lesson here from the workshop.

What do you do after the course? From there, everyone goes in their own direction. There are guys who set up a small work area for themselves at home, there are those for whom the experience is enough. In addition, some of the graduates of the courses continue on the "open workshop" track with us to work on their personal projects under close supervision.

This work is my passion and dedication, and I am excited to share with you what I know.

Waiting for you so, Raphael.

Some details

  • The workshop in Mishmar Hasharon (close to Ruppin)
  • 12 sessions of 4 hours, morning or evening

  • Up to 6 participants in a group

  • Price: 4200 NIS (can be paid in any way you want, including payments)

Upcoming dates

Fall 2021


Wednesday evenings

20:00- 16:00



Wednesday Mornings

9:00 - 13:00



Monday evenings

16:00 - 20:00

(One spot left)


Tuesday evenings

16:00 - 20:00


Winter 21\22


Wednesday evenings

16:00 - 20:00

(Registration is open)


Tuesday mornings

9:00 - 13:00

(Full. Contact for waiting list)


Tuesday evenings

16:00 - 20:00

(4 spots left)


Monday evenings

20:00- 16:00

(Registration is open)

If talking to you, leave details. I always come back as soon as I can.

Want to get a feel for the place and see what you're getting into? Best. I would love to host you for an impression of the workshop and good coffee:

Raphael 054-5756108


Click here to start a WhatsApp conversation with me:


Students tell

Dear Rafael, You have managed to meet all my expectations and more. There is no point in writing farewell words because I do not get rid of it so quickly 😂😂. I will be in touch and update you on the progress of the workshop and the projects I am planning. We will talk later. tree, Herzliya

Tel Aviv


Your teacher - me, Raphael


I have always loved to make and fix things. I always had questions. When I did not find the answers in my head, I searched for them through my hands.

I grew up in the religious world, and after leaving it at a relatively late age I found myself living in Greece for a few years as a musician. Woodworking has always been there, and in a certain moment of truth I felt something deep in my stomach calling me to walk on it to the end.
This inner reading led to two years in which I spent as a student and eventually as a local and teaching assistant at the “Inside Passage” school in Canada, under the guidance of my teacher Robert Van Norman. Robert is a student and follows in the footsteps of the famous carpenter James Karnov, who was certified in Sweden and developed his own unique style - I feel lucky to be associated with this ancient tradition.


In my craft I find the answers that come through the body and reflect my exact place in the world. I find meaning and hope through the act of creation. I learned that furniture can be poetry. Details are life, and life is worth living. In this way we are called to explore and discover the intimate relationship that exists between the tree, the tools and our feelings and dreams. I strive to build and teach girls to build pieces of life that will tell their story for generations.

I teach out of a need to share what I know, focus on in-depth work and find partners along the way. Share this place where you "forget yourself" the craft book, and is connected to reality. In the carpentry course I built I give my students my all, and in return receive from them the spark in their eyes.


A class from the workshop:

The course's project:
Side table

Course content:

  • Experience the style and work environment of a special, notebook carpentry that goes all the way.

  • Building furniture that folds into it our entire form of work.

  • Wood processing steps: Understanding the behavior of the wood and bringing it to a gradual learning (especially with classic stationary woodworking machines) taking into account the texture, the cut of the wood, the type of wood, etc.

  • Sharpening, tuning and proper use of hand tools. Understanding the meeting point between steel and wood. Proper diagnosis of the material and use of hands and body weight for accurate and enjoyable results.

  • Wood Joints: Traditional and modern connection methods; Without the use of screws. All combined with traditional machines and hand tools.

  • Smoothing and sculpting: leveling and smoothing surfaces and trunks, softening and trimming corners and edges - all with hand tools. Realizing the potential of wood (and ourselves if we think about it) and bringing it to a high level of finish. To me this world is what sets “artist carpentry” apart from other work styles.

  • Tea and coffee breaks, conversations about wood, about the meaning of work, and in general about life.

I am here to help you embark on this journey. If you leave details I will get back as soon as I can.

"A hand will caress the shimmering surface, a finger will discover the corner I have shaped"