Introduction to Woodworking


Woodworking is the original age-old craft and one of the most versatile skills. With some woodworking know-how and the right tools, you can create anything.

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Workshop Overview

Woodworking is the original age-old craft and one of the most versatile skills. With some woodworking know-how and the right tools, you can create anything. Introduction to Woodworking gives you that knowledge. The class is based on the concept of guidance, and students will be coached through the step-by-step process of building a stool. During this class, you’ll learn the qualities of wood, the necessary measurements, the proper assembly, and how to finish the project. By the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a stool you created and the woodworking knowledge to construct your own future projects and designs.


What you will learn

Modern Woodworking is broken down into three separate parts: the steps needed to construct a modern stool. You will be introduced to the required tools and safety precautions, which will be elaborated upon throughout the workshop. After getting acquainted with the lingo and the environment, you’ll get set up to work. You will cut components, shape components, sand components, assemble components, shape more components, and assemble more components! After it’s all said and done, you’ll put some finish on your very own footstool and call it a night.


About Arjun

Arjun is a designer and an educator with 10+ years experience leading and teaching in strategic design, design thinking, product design, architecture, and other fields. He’s worked with clients across every industry, advised president Obama on innovation policy, and collaborated with folks like Stephen Hawking and Kanye West. He has developed innovative new educational programs for colleges and private institutions, and held faculty teaching roles at the University of Washington, Boston University, and Georgetown University.

When and Where

When:  May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26.
1-5pm all days.

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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.

Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.

  1. Julie
    Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    A very positive and satisfying experience. Josh was clearly very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable working with what could/should be considered “high-risk” machinery, regardless of my having zero experience with them.
    I had been wanting to take a class like this for years, actually, but typically only came across 8-week workshops that were thousands of dollars. This 3-4 hour workshop offers a very hands-on experience for anyone who, otherwise, has no idea where or how to begin their journey into woodcraft. At the end, you have a very cool little footstool to show for your laboring. Highly recommended.

  2. Jesus B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    5 out of 5

    The intro to woodworking class led by Arjun was an amazing experience! Arjun was a great instructor that provided the perfect balance of rigor and support. His instructions were clear and precise enough to allow us to work independently and he also answered and explained any questions the students had with an excitement that shows his passion for this work. I would strongly recommend taking this class. The only thing to note is that the class might take a bit longer than what is listed in the post. Overall, a great experience!

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