Introduction To Woodworking (CSW 101)

Length: 9 Weeks
Price: $475.00
Prerequisite: None

If you miss a class, you should attend the make-up class on Saturday morning from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. There is a $25 fee.

Introduction to Woodworking is a nine week course that serves as the preliminary class in our three course furniture making series. Here you will have an opportunity to learn about the characteristics of wood and the basic principals of woodworking through lectures, demonstrations, and most importantly, practical application.

Focusing primarily on the use of hand tools, you will learn how to use a saw, chisel, and hand planes. You’ll learn to sharpen chisels using grinders, water stones and sand paper.

You will learn to make a variety of joints, including: lap joints, bridle joints,  mortise and tenon joints and dovetail joints. These joints will be used in the construction of your projects, which will be a sanding block, two picture frames, and an exercise in through dovetails.

You’ll also use the router table, and various hand-held power sanders while working on your projects.

Registration for the Late Summer session is open. Space is limited.

Choose a class:

  • Mondays, 5:00-7:30 pm, Aug 3 – Sept 28, or
  • Mondays, 7:30-10:00 pm, Aug 3 – Sept 28, or
  • Tuesdays, 12:00-2:30 pm, Aug 4 – Sept 29, or
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Aug 4 – Sept 29, or
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Aug 5 – Sept 30, or
  • Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Aug 6 – Oct 1.

Select a Day/Time:


Note: when you register through PayPal, we receive your registration. You will not receive a separate confirmation from the school. See you in class!

Class FAQ

The first of a three course series, Introduction to Woodworking covers the foundations of working with hand-held tools.

  • Students will be given access to all tools needed for this course and all materials will be provided.
  • You will be required to bring a notebook, pen and pencil.
  • Although you will only be using hand-tools in this course, it is still recommended that you dress expecting to get some sawdust on your clothing.
  • If you miss your class, we offer a make-up on Saturdays at 9:30 am. There is a $25 fee.
  • We do not send out emails to let you know you have registered.