panorama wood shop, Florida school of woodwork

Facility – Home of the Florida School of Woodwork

Our classes are held in a spacious, light-filled workshop housed in a renovated 1920’s building near downtown Tampa.  The building is on the National Historic Register and has 4,000 square feet of use-able space.

Designed by experienced craftsmen, the shop is laid out to provide an ideal work area for each student, with lots of light, an amazing array of tools and a central dust collection system.  It is a place where you will have the room and equipment necessary to create any number of projects. Inspiration, experience, and instruction are supplied in abundance.

Each student is assigned their own work area atop the specially designed suspended floor. The ‘sprung’ floor is more comfortable than standing on concrete and allows you to focus on the instructor and your project.

The school also contains a small conference room, kitchen facilities and bathrooms. Our space is wheelchair accessible.

Our location is just north of downtown Tampa and is convenient to many area hotels, attractions and beaches. 

“This is an amazing workshop for a woodworker, a really great place to learn with a great selection of equipment and well thought out professional and entry level tools to try out.  It is clean, well designed but most of all it just feels good to be there, its a perfect craftmans paradise”. Chad O.

Our Woodworking Tools

how to cut with a band saw, learn to use a band saw, classes on power tools
calibrate your wood, learn to make your board square
how to joint a board, learn to join boards, wood basics

There is an extensive selection of power tools and hand tools available in the workshop. Each piece of equipment is well-maintained and highly tuned for safe use. The tool selection ranges from high end professional grade to small shop grade allowing you to experience and assess the sorts of tools you might want to use in your own workshop.

Some of the tools and machinery that you will find in the shop include*:

  • 2 Sawstop Table saws,
  • 20″ Minimax bandsaw, 14″ Grizzly bandsaw
  • 20″ Powermatic planner, 13” Dewalt bench top planner
  • 14″ Jointer Minimax, 8″ Grizzy jointer, 6” Ryobi jointers
  • 20” Dewalt Scroll Saw
  • Incra mitre jigs
  • Oscillating spindle sander, Belt Sander
  • Multiple Festool dust collection and sanders (ROS, OSS)
  • Dewalt sliding compound mitre saw
  • Hand Planes, various plunge routers
  • Bessey clamps – lots of them
  • Vacumm press
  • Drill Press
  • Lathe

*Not a complete list of our equipment