Introduction to Modern Woodworking

Craft your own contemporary and minimalist side table, constructed using oak and classic half-lap joints

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.

Do you have a picture in your head of the perfect piece of furniture for your home, the one piece that will pull everything together and fit into that awkward little space in the corner? The piece that, no matter how many stores and websites you search, you can never find in real life. That’s because it’s up to you to build it yourself! This workshop will get you started with the skills needed to design and build the furniture of your dreams.

You’ll begin this workshop with a few pieces of standard-sized wood, the kind of wood you can find at most hardware stores. You’ll then cut and shape that wood into the individual parts of your table, using various power tools and hand tools. You’ll then apply some good old “elbow grease” to ensure everything fits together precisely before assembling your masterpiece.


Skill Level : Beginner — This course is designed for beginners with little or no prior woodworking experience but includes some advanced aspects of woodworking so it can be enjoyed by people of all skill levels.

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.

Class size: 4 – 6 people.

Interested in booking this private workshop for you and your friends?