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Furniture Maker Certification Program

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program is an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of furniture making. It is open to anyone pursuing the craft professionally or recreationally. Applicants should have enough woodworking experience to maintain their commitment to the program including proficiency with hand tools and power equipment.

See if our school is the right fit for you. Contact Kate to schedule a tour of the workshop: T: 813.503.7061 E: kate@SchoolofWoodwork.com

Kate Swann and Carl Johnson

What You Will Learn:
Through a series of classes, you’ll learn: design, construction, material cost and selection, working drawings, lumber specifications,
joints, tool operation and maintenance, finishing techniques, and furniture ornamentation.

What You Will Do:
You’ll practice drafting, benchwork, machine operation, and hand skills. Then design and construct projects. At the end, you’ll present
your body of work.

What You Will Make:
Side table, nightstands, box, chair, case work, and multi-drawered piece. The goal is to practice new techniques and skills on each

Tools Needed:
To be provided.

Materials & Books Needed:
To be provided.

Application Process:
Applications are reviewed as space permits. Enrollment limited to 5.

To apply, please submit the following to kate@SchoolofWoodwork.com:

1. Letter explaining your goals and interest in furniture making
2. Up to eight images of previously completed woodwork or artwork
3. Contact information for three character references
4. Résumé

Standards of Academic Progress:
Pass/Fail. You will receive continuous instructor evaluation and feedback. Instructors can dismiss anyone not meeting participation or
safety standards. Students who are academically dismissed may not reapply.

To withdraw, you must notify a certifying official in writing. We will provide a pro-rata refund. It is calculated based on the number of
full instruction days after receipt of notification or after actual date of withdrawal.

Tuition: $19,500 per person

What’s Next:
With certification in hand, you’re equipped to pursue furniture making. Feel free to register for further classes to hone your
woodworking skills.


Florida School of Woodwork
1609 N. Franklin Street
Tampa,FL33602United States
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