This workshop introduces students to modern woodworking through an immersive experience of crafting fine wooden furniture. It is designed for beginners who want to get a hands-on introduction to woodworking and take home a beautiful product.
After a brief survey of principles and process, students will dive into their projects to make a small wood table. Our work will focus on joinery: measuring, cutting, and assembling wood connections. At the end of the class, students will get a finishing kit they can use at home to sand, stain, and seal their product.
Students will make a small table suitable for use as a planter or side table. It will be constructed out of oak using half-lap joints to create a flush assembly. The style is contemporary and minimalist, so it should fit well with any existing interior design.
Skill Level : Beginner — This course is best suited for beginners with little or no prior experience in woodworking.
Tools and techniques : We will primarily use power tools (a table saw, drills, etc) with some assistance from traditional hand tools (chisels, planes, etc).
Length: 4 hours give or take thirty minutes.
Typical class size: 6 people.
When and Where
When: Most Saturdays, 1-5 pm
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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.