Length: 9 Weeks
Prerequisite: CSW 101
The second of a three course series, this class introduces students to furniture making through various machine woodworking skills.
Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery introduces students to one of the most basic and universal of woodworking joints, through the construction of a Arts & Crafts-style table. In this course you will learn multiple methods of making mortise and tenon joints. These methods will include use of router & router table, a mortising machine, a tenoning jig, as well as ‘loose tenon’ method. You will also learn to dimension wood with jointers, planers, table saws, and crosscut saws.
At the end of nine weeks you will have built a functional and attractive end table. But more importantly, you will have gained the experience and confidence to work with hand and power tools safely and effectively.
Students need to bring the hardwood lumber of their choice to the first class!! Cut list diagram available below.
Registration for the Early Summer 2023 session is open. Space is limited. Due to the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays, this 9-week class will be spread out over 10 or 11 calendar weeks.
Choose a class:
- Sundays, 9:00-11:30 am, May 14 – July 23, or
- Wednesdays, 12:00-2:30 pm, May 17 – July 19, or
- Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, May 17 – July 19, or
- Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 pm, May 18 – July 20, or
- Thursdays, 7:30-10:00 pm, May 18 – July 20.
Note: when you register through PayPal, we receive your registration. You will not receive a separate confirmation from the school. See you in class!
- First day of class: students are expected to bring the wood they will need for constructing the table (see PDF below for the material list). We dive in on day one, so be sure to have your materials ready!
- Wood selection: At the end of class, you will have a beautiful end table you will want to keep forever. So select a hardwood that’s traditionally used for fine furniture. For example; oak, cherry, maple, ash, or walnut, to name a few. These are all available at Owl Lumber (see Resources page for locations). Do not bring construction lumber, such as what’s generally available from Home Depot, Menards, or Lowes.
- Tool & Supplies: Students should have safety glasses, hearing protection, a fractional dial caliper, chalk, and pencil (see Resources page for links or purchase locations).
- Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting saw-dusty.
- If you miss a class, you should attend the make-up class on Saturday at 9:00am. There is a $25 fee. If you miss a class you must make it up before the next class.