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. Those with some experience or knowledge should consider our Foundations of Fine Woodworking course.
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.
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: September 22nd and September 29th. 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.