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Intensive – Beginning Woodworkers

January 7 - February 2 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This four week intensive (January 7th – Feb 2nd) is designed to establish the fundamental knowledge and practical skill set for students interested in becoming furniture makers.  Made up of four,week long classes it combines lecture, demonstration and significant hands on work.  At the end of intensive you will have made several pieces of furniture both by hand and by machine as well have built a solid knowledge about the the process of woodworking and furniture making.

Each week focuses on a new area:

  • Week 1 is focused on foundational knowledge and include anatomy of wood, design processes, basic building sequences etc,
  • Week 2 will build your hand tool skills.  You will learn how to sharpen, cut joints with saws and chisels, and get more intune with the nuances of wood grain.
  • Week 3 you will focus on Box Making from a creative aspect, the goal is to expand your boundaries and thoughts about surface and textural embellishment as well as increasing your knowledge of box structures.
  • Week 4 we will switch gears into a more traditional woodworking project – an Arts and Craft Bookcase.  We will study a furniture design era as well as joinery and finishing techniques specific to the style.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]Open to All

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Do:[/one_fifth]From design to construction, you’ll make design and make a chopping board, a table, a bookcase, several boxes and a small case.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed:[/one_fifth]Sent separately.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials Needed: Only week 4 requires a materials fee of $150. Materials (usually poplar or maple) are provided for the first three weeks.
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Walnut, Nogal, Sapele, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Required books:Woodworking BasicsMinimalist WoodworkerWoodworker Guide to Furniture DesignArts and Craft Furniture Projects

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth] Sent separately

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:[/one_fifth][one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$2945 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]$150
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What’s Next:[/one_fifth]We recommend Cabinet Making, Joinery or Finishing as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development.


-1 available
Furniture Intensive Installment Plan$748.00Includes a $50 administration fee.  First month is non refundable.
4 available
Intensive Furniture Monthlong$2,945.00


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