The Chicago School of Woodworking, LLC (“CSW”) was established in 2007 to train students in the art of furniture making. Since then, our program has expanded to include the arts of turning, scroll saw, marquetry, Chip Carving, and speaker making and cabinet making.

Our shop is located at 5680 N. Northwest Highway. It is approximately 13,500 square feet, has plenty of windows and a shop dog. There is plenty of street parking, easy access to I-90, I-94, Metra and Blue Line trains. Indoor bicycle parking

At a time when many schools, park districts and community centers are eliminating woodworking programs due to liability and expense, we are committed to providing students the knowledge and skills to create functional and beautiful furniture that can be enjoyed for generations.

We have chosen machinery and tools that are safe, up-to-date, and well maintained, so students can focus on learning and enjoy the varied aspects of building a quality piece of furniture or crafting wood art. As we expand, we have been fortunate to welcome to our program, skilled instructors who love what they do and want to pass on their skills and passion for their art.

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