Illawarra Festival of Wood at Bulli Showground showcases artisans, has DIY workshops and more

Desiree Savage
Updated October 4 2017 - 7:01pm, first published 4:30pm
Gareth Smith of GWS Surfboards is exhibiting at the inaugural Illawarra Festival of Wood this weekend at Bulli Showgrounds. He often recycled pallets into boards - making shortboards, old style single fin boards and mals. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Gareth Smith of GWS Surfboards is exhibiting at the inaugural Illawarra Festival of Wood this weekend at Bulli Showgrounds. He often recycled pallets into boards - making shortboards, old style single fin boards and mals. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Coledale art teacher Suzanne Montague has been to plenty of wood festivals with her furniture-making husband, but they were boring “tool fests”.

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