Why buy furniture when you can make it? Our instructors will take you on an in-depth and intensive journey into the fundamentals of furniture making. Come in with the desire to learn and leave with your very own table.
Over the course of 40 hours and 8 weeks, we’ll carefully guide you through every aspect of a professional furniture-maker’s process, allowing you to come away with the skills needed to make beautiful, heirloom-quality furniture — and your own hand-made table.
Class will start with the design process, where, in the course of learning how to design a piece of furniture, you’ll also learn the concepts that every professional woodworker takes into account when making a piece of furniture that’s meant to last.
From there, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the lumber yard and the lumber selection process which will culminate in a class field trip to a professional lumber yard where you’ll be guided through actually selecting and purchasing the lumber for your table.
The remainder of the class will take you through the process of expertly crafting your personal and custom table. We’ll cover traditional joinery, professional tips and tricks for construction of your piece, more advanced techniques in using the machines and tools in the woodshop, and finishing techniques to get the look and feel you want out of your furniture.
Notes from the Shop
Please read the schedule carefully and make sure you can attend every class. In the event that you have to miss a class, there is a fee associated with make-up classes.
Cancellation & Rescheduling
You can reschedule your class up until 5 days prior to the start date of your class. Any rescheduling during the 5-day window will incur a $300 rescheduling fee.
Cancellations within 7 days of your class date are non-refundable. Any no-shows will be treated as a non-refundable cancellation and will not be rescheduled.
It’s important that none of our students fall too far behind on their project, and because we don’t have time during class to catch up students who missed a class, you’ll need to schedule a makeup session with one of our instructors to catch you up outside of class for $50/hour.
Usually a makeup session is between one and two hours. If that’s not possible, you’ll need to simply pay one of the instructors to get your project back on schedule — also $50/hour.*
*$50 rate is limited to one missed classes. After that allowance, students will need to pay the regular private lesson rate of $125/hour.