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Beginning Woodworking – Make A (Dog) Bed PM Class

February 12 - February 16 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Beginning Woodwork Class

Beginning Woodwork I – PM

Make a (Dog/Cat) Bed Frame

The dog bed project is a great way to do a real project and put into practice basic skills without stress of a large scale piece.  It is perfect for beginners who want to hone their skills after taking the weekend or the week long foundation class.

Making a smaller bed is a great way to practice various skills like frame and panel work, grain matching, milling, and planning that will stand you in good stead for when you make a full sized bed or move onto to larger projects etc.  Gradually scaling up and increasing the complexity of your work is a good approach to your woodworking journey.

You will have the opportunity to make a small, medium or large bed based on mattress sizes of 24 x 20″ , 32 x 26″, 40 x 28″  that are of mid century modern or craftsman design.  You can change the aesthetic of the piece so that it melds into your own home by choosing walnut, cherry, maple or poplar to make the bed – this will be real piece of furniture.   Its a good idea to already know how to use the machinery coming into this class.

This is a new class for the School and we anticipate that the project can be completed within the time/dates below, however we also have blocked out two additional time slots to allow for some variance.

Monday 11th , Tues 12th, Wed 13th, Thurs 14th. 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Additional optional time slots:  Saturday 16th 9am – 1pm and/or Saturday 16th 1pm – 4pm

Everything you will need is here in the workshop along with really knowledgeable, patient instructors who will show you safe methods of work.

Learn How to Make a Dog/Cat Bed

In this hands-on class, you will learn the complete process of woodworking from concept to finished product.   You will learn about:

  • How to Design A Bed – see this blog entry “Designing Furniture”, to get a idea about some of the things you’ll learn
  • How to Mill Lumber based on your plans – taking grain pattern & joinery into consideration
  • Joinery – Set up and cut Rabbets, Mortise and Tenon, and Mitres with confidence.
  • Construction –  Learn how to sequential glue ups, how to attach legs

This is a focused evening class and we’ll make sure you get to put into practice all that you know and we’ll add to it.

Tools Needed: None

Materials & Books Needed: 

Materials List: Poplar, maple, cherry, walnut  wood will be provided (Included in the cost of the class)


Tuition: $300 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $70
One time registration Fee: $45



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