Fine Woodworking

Our fine woodworking workshops are geared towards people who are interested in building furniture and higher-end cabinetry. Students will mill rough lumber to size, learn more complex joinery techniques, and gain experience with the proper use of hand tools. We offer evening, weekend and summer programs.

If you already have some woodworking experience and would like to start with Cabinetmaking or Level II you must either 1) take our half-day milling workshop or 2) demonstrate an appropriate level of milling skill to one of our instructors. This is for your safety as well as the consistent pacing of these higher-level workshops.

If you would like to jump right into Open Shop, you will be asked to demonstrate a range of skills on the jointer, planer, tablesaw and router. You may be required to take our half-day milling workshop.

Evening Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Mortise & Tenon Joinery5/3/17 - 5/24/17
4 Wednesdays
The mortise and tenon joint is one of the most fundamental joinery techniques in furniture making because it's incredibly strong and very versatile. However, there are a dizzying number of methods to…$160.00FULL
Traditional Woodworking1/31 - 4/11/17
11 Tuesdays
Traditionally, master craftspeople used hand tools to create their pieces. With the advent of the modern shop and our reliance on power tools, many of the skills associated the use of hand tools are…$435.00FULL
Fine Woodworking Level I4/18 - 6/20/17
10 Sessions
If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own furniture, this is the perfect place to start, even if you have little or no experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, you’ll discover the joys and challenges…$385.00FULL
Fine Woodworking Level I9/26 - 11/28/17
10 Sessions
If you've ever dreamed of making your own furniture, this is the perfect place to start, even if you have little or no experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, you'll discover the joys and challenges…$385.00FULL
Fine Woodworking Level II9/20 - 12/13/17
12 Wed
Building on the skills acquired in Fine Woodworking Level I, this 12-week class introduces you to more complex woodworking operations. You will use jigs and fixtures on the table saw, router, and…$485.00
Intro to Cabinetmaking1/30 - 4/17/16
12 Sessions
While building a small, single-door cabinet, students learn a variety of techniques including milling rough lumber, layout and optimization of sheet goods, cabinet construction methods, building a…$470.00FULL
Introduction to Hand Cut Joinery2/13/17 - 3/26/17
6 Mondays
Sharpen your skills with this 6-week, hands-on class where you will learn the proper use of hand tools, including saws, chisels and planes. Class begins with instruction in the proper use of hand…$225.00FULL


Weekend Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Bending Wood3/25/17
1 Saturday
This one-day class introduces a number of approaches to created curved work out of solid wood and plywood. You will learn the basics of steam bending, lamination bending, and creating curved work…$125.00FULL
Intro to Veneering Techniques3/4/17
1 Saturday
Unlock the secrets of using veneer and a vacuum bag, and open a new world of design possibilities and wood choices. In this one-day class, you will learn about basic veneer matching techniques and…$130.00FULL
Hand Plane Tuneup5/13/17
1 Saturday
How many times have you picked up an old hand plane, tried it out, and gave up in frustration because it didn't work properly? This one day class will teach you how to tune up any hand plane to get…$100.00
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
Milling Rough Lumber1/21/17
1 Saturday
Learn to mill rough lumber "4 square." You'll use the jointer to flatten the face of a board, the planer to bring it to the proper thickness and the jointer again to straighten an edge. You'll then…$75.00FULL
Machine Cut Dovetails4/1/17
1 Saturday
This three hour, hands-on class is perfect for people who already own a dovetail jig, but have had difficulty mastering it and for those who are just thinking about getting one. We'll talk about the…$35.00
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
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 Board9/30/2017
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…
$85.00
Build a Cutting Board7/29/2017
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…
$85.00
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
Wood Moves! Seminar on Wood Movement9/23/17
1 Saturday
Wood moves as its moisture content changes, swelling when humidity is high and shrinking when humidity is low. Because of our humidity fluctuations, wood movement is greater in New England than…$35.00


Summer Workshops


Class Name Schedule Description PriceQuantity
Fine Woodworking Level I – Summer7/10 - 7/14/17
M-F
If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own furniture, this is the perfect place to start, even if you have little or no experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, you’ll discover the joys and challenges…$495.00