Furniture Making
Weekend and Longer Intensive Classes


Furniture making is where woodworkers bring their skills and design together with the wood to create wonderful functional pieces.

Furniture making is also one of those areas where a little bit of knowledge, practice and encouragement go a long way.

Successful furniture makers, whether professional or amateur, show great pragmatism; good knowledge of process, tools, materials and design; and have developed good problem solving skills.

Our classes are designed to help you develop those skills and the knowledge you'll need to create furniture.

You won't leave our classes a master furnituremaker but you'll have a great understanding of the next steps you need take and how to practice the skills you'll need.

Much of furniture making and woodworking is about practice - getting to the point where you feel confident in your work. That confidence comes from having skilled instructors who can encourage and coach you with those skills.  A dovetail a day works wonders for your hand eye co-ordination.

Our instructors can help you frame and answer the questions you have. We maintain a good student / staff ratio so that you'll get a quick answer to your question.

Plus the answer is not encouragement to buy a new tool or make a jig but to help you develop a better understanding of how you can solve the problem with the tools you have.

2014 Furniture Making Classes

Furniture Making - Getting Started (Level I)

Jan 7 - March 29
Sept 30 - Dec 20
Woodworking Foundation Course Faculty
January - March
Basics of Woodworking  Jim Tolpin
  and Faculty
April 7 - 11 Green Woodworking: Making a Shave Horse and Stool Steve Habersetzer and Greg Kossow

Furniture Making - Developing your Skills (Level II)

April 12 - 13 Greene and Greene Details I Darrell Peart 
May 3 - 4 Greene and Greene Details II Darrell Peart
May 19 - 23 Build a Nightstand Jeff Miller
May 26 - 31 Continuous Arm Windsor Chair Peter Galbert
June 2 - 6 Chair Making Tom Dolese
September 1 - 5 Precision with Hand Tools Garrett Hack
September8 - 12 Cabinet Curiosities Garrett Hack

Furniture Making - Techniques

April 28 - May 2 Out of Square Seth Rolland

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