Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery (CSW 102)

Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Length: 9 Weeks
Price: $475.00
Prerequisite: CSW 101

Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery introduces the student to one of the most basic and universal of woodworking joints. In this course you will learn multiple methods of making mortise and tenon joints. These methods will include use of router and router table, mortising machine, tenoning jig and “Domino”. You will also learn to dimension wood with the jointer, planer, rip saw, and crosscut saw.

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 available below.

The Spring session has been canceled and enrollment has been transferred to the Early Summer session. Some students have requested refunds others have taken a credit for a future session. The current situation is uncertain, so if you are registered and wish to postpone to a later session, please email no later than May 15th. Students wishing to enroll should email requesting to be placed on the waiting list. Include the preferred day/time.

These are the new start dates:

Choose a class:

  • Wednesdays, 5:00-7:30, June 3 – July 29, or
  • Wednesdays, 7:30-10:00 pm, June 3 – July 29 , or
  • Thursdays, 12:00-2:30 pm, June 4 – July 30 , or
  • Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, June 4 – July 30 .

Registration for the Early Summer session will start May 16, 2020.


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 second of a three course series, Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery, introduces students to furniture making and various hand/machine woodworking skills. The construction of an Arts and Craft style end table is the method used to impart these skills.

  • Students are required to purchase some tools (see Resources) and materials (see ‘Cut List’ below) needed for this class.
  • You will be required to bring a notebook, pen, and pencil.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting saw-dusty.

Cutlist & Diagram

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