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)
Furniture Making - Developing your Skills (Level II)
Furniture Making - Techniques