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The Art of Desk & Table Making

May 21 - May 25 | 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.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]I

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Learn:[/one_fifth]In this five day project, you’ll learn and practice table making techniques: tapers on multiple faces, cutting curved legs using templates, curved & [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]edge beaded tops – circular & demilune, mortise and tenons – through/haunched, adding lower shelves, basic inlay, and staining[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] and dying.


[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Do:[/one_fifth]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
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]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
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]your piece. The goal is to complete your piece, aside from finishing.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed:[/one_fifth]See Tools list.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials Needed: Your material fee includes the following lumber for your table: Sapele, Maple, Poplar
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Walnut, Nogal, Cherry, Sapele, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple,
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber (e.g. pine, cypress).
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Required books: Tables: With Plans and Complete Instructions for 10 Tables (Projects Book) by Anthony Guidice 
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]and Woodworking Basics by Peter Korn

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth]Table Making Syllabus

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:[/one_fifth][one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$750 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]$65
[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.



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