Woodworking classes for Adults and High Schoolers

High school and adult classes focus on developing confidence to tackle home and creative projects via a highly tactile experience. Using hand tools additionally offers presence of mind which we have found is a nice alternative to the intense, screen based days we have.

Essentials of hand tool woodworking with a professional cabinet maker

Working with Tyler C. Merson, a professional cabinet maker, you will learn the true essentials of woodworking.  While you will make a wooden mallet, this course is about the journey and how to simplify the process so you can become a confident woodworker. Each week will focus on a new skill and you will learn Measuring and Marking, Project Layout and Cutting, Sharpening, How to use hand planes, paring and carving, and finishing.

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Etsy Envy?Make a coat rack using hand and power tools 

In this class, you will learn how to use hand and some power tools in the service of making a lovely coatrack. Each week will build and the project will be structured so that students who want to make a more elaborate piece can opt to take materials home. For beginner students, we will have templates and clear step by step instruction.

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Homeowner Special: 10+ woodworking fixes you can tackle tomorrow

Learn to fix a broken window, solve squeaky drawers, right sagging doors, fix wobbly table legs with hands on demos. We will also cover basic joinery using a clever system that only requires a powered hand drill. You will learn how to use hand saws and a circular saw, hand and power drills, and even a hammer (hey, it happens). Many of us live in old homes and this course will give you the confidence to tackle your next small job and know when to call in an expert.