Basic Woodworking

Our basic woodworking workshops are for people who want to learn how to use common home woodworking tools to build small projects or tackle home improvement tasks. These classes teach you how to take pre-milled lumber and other supplies from your local lumber yard or big box home improvement store and turn them into something useful.

Following the Adirondack Chair workshop, you may join us for Open Shop. However, you will be limited to the tools you learned how to use in your workshop. If you want to learn how to mill rough lumber, you should take our half-day milling course.

Evening Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Build an Adirondack Chair – Weeknight5/10 - 6/14/17
6 Wed.
Join us as we guide you through the building of an iconic outdoor chair that will quickly become a favorite at your house. Sometimes, our students take this with other family members so that they can…$285.00FULL
Trim Carpentry3/9 - 3/30/17
4 Thu
This 4-week class covers the basics of trim carpentry, including how to cut and install a variety of trim moulding like door and window casing, base moulding, crown moulding, and chair rails. You…$150.00FULL


Weekend Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Sharpening Hand Tools1/28/2017
1 Saturday
If you want a simple, repeatable method for sharpening your chisels and plane irons, this class is for you. For hand tools to be enjoyable to use, they must be razor sharp. There are as many…$80.00FULL
Build an Adirondack Chair – Weekend3/11 - 3/12/17
Sat & Sun
Join us as we guide you through the building of an iconic outdoor chair that will quickly become a favorite at your house. Sometimes, our students take this with other family members so that they can…$285.00FULL
Table Saw Techniques2/4/2017
1 Saturday
In this half-day class, we focus on the set-up and safe use of the table saw. You'll learn about the various parts and functions of the machine, how to select and install saw blades, how to set up…$75.00
Build a Cutting Board5/20/2017
1 Saturday
Build your own maple and cherry cutting board while learning the basics of woodworking machinery!

You'll start with partially pre-milled lumber and learn how to cut your pieces to size with a…
$85.00FULL
Hammers, Screwdrivers & Saws, Oh My!2/18/17
1 Saturday
One of our friends recently confessed that he had never learned to properly use basic hand tools like hammers and saws. We suspect he's not alone! Adults are sometimes embarrassed to admit it, but…$35.00
Intro to the Router3/18/17
1 Saturday
In this one-day class, you will learn about wood and grain, the anatomy of a router, shapes and styles of router bits, and the operation and use of hand-held routers. The class will then advance to…$130.00FULL


Summer Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Build an Adirondack Chair Summer Intensive7/31 - 8/3/17
M - Th
Join us as we guide you through the building of an iconic outdoor chair that will quickly become a favorite at your house. Sometimes, our students take this with other family members so that they can…$440.00