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The Art of Desk & Table Making

May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Beginner Desk & Table Making course builds on your woodworking knowledge and prepares you to build larger tables and desks. Some prior experience or introductory courses required.


What You Will Learn:
In this five day project, you’ll learn and practice table making techniques: tapers on multiple faces, cutting curved legs using templates, curved &
edge beaded tops – circular & demilune, mortise and tenons – through/haunched, adding lower shelves, basic inlay, and staining
and dying.


What You Will Do:
From design to construction, you’ll make your own table. You will choose from pre-designed plans or create your own, keeping in mind that
tables can be a maximum of 30” in any two directions. You will use the appropriate techniques to design, mill, joint, sand, assemble, and finish
your piece. The goal is to complete your piece, aside from finishing.

Tools Needed:
See Tools list.

Materials & Books Needed:
Materials Needed: Your material fee includes the following lumber for your table: Sapele, Maple, Poplar
Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Walnut, Nogal, Cherry, Sapele, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple,
You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber (e.g. pine, cypress).
Required books: Tables: With Plans and Complete Instructions for 10 Tables (Projects Book) by Anthony Guidice 
and Woodworking Basics by Peter Korn

Table Making Syllabus

$750 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: 
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

What’s Next:
We recommend Cabinet Making, Joinery or Finishing as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development.



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