Our Facility

Studio Dubbeld | 142 Bundock St, Belgian Gardens


Studio Dubbeld is a woodworker's studio, store and classroom, situated on Bundock Street 5 minutes from Townsville city.

The igloo shaped building (or hanger) which is a bit of local landmark is actually a Quonset hut built by the US Army in World War 2 and, according to local knowledge it was used as a shed to service amphibious vehicles and marine craft. The shed behind that we use as a classroom to make guitars is an old grain storage shed and locals tell us was the first cast concrete building built in Townsville. 

There are 4 main areas to our business:


  1. Our Tool store, Dubbeld Wood Tools, and Reception occupies the front ground level of the hanger. Within this space you will find:
    • Woodworking Tools
    • Woodworking Consumables
    • Woodware
  2.  Walk up the ramp from Dubbeld Wood Tools and you'll find our wood supplies Dubbeld Woods Here we stock a good range of local timbers for various tasks.
    • Craft timber. Dressed stock for general craft, box making, knife handles and woodturning.
    • Tonewoods for musical instrument making. Stored in the old decommissioned spray booth which is humidity controlled.
    • Timber slabs 
    • Dimensional sawn furniture making timber 
  3. Our Custom workshop/studio occupies the main area of the igloo
  4. Out the back and by invite only are our Guitar Making and Woodworking classrooms

To find out more, please browse the top manu 



About Joel Dubbeld

The first time I walked into a cabinetmaking shop in Charters Towers and started my apprenticeship around 30 years ago, it felt like I belonged in the industry. Nothing much has really changed and theres not much else I'd rather do than work with timber. As time passes, I am drawn more and more to the quietness of hand tools - it's a peaceful place.
It has been really refreshing over the last years to steer the business from manufacturing into more of a studio space for makers.
Now alongside our custom manufacturing we have two schools: The Australian Guitar Making School Townsville and the Townsville School of Woodworking. I teach here at both.
In these classes students can learn as little or as much as they like and I'll do my best to guide them through their own builds and show them the techniques I believe are best practice.

​Furniture Maker
Guitar Maker

About Aden Tranter 

Aden started off as a student here in early 2017. and made himself so indispensable, he ended up as Joel's apprentice.

His background in IT/Software has allowed us to improve our on-line presence and reach a wider audience. Aden designed and wrote our websites and our booking system and continues to help us with our tech work.


IT Guy