Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery (CSW 102)

Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Length: 9 Weeks
Price: $495.00
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 Late Summer 2024 session is open. Space is limited. Price now includes finishing supplies and hardware.

Choose a class:

  • Sundays, 12:30-3:00 pm, Aug 4 – Sept 29, or
  • Mondays, 12:00-2:30 pm, Aug 5 – Sept 30, or
  • Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Aug 5 – Sept 30(Full), or
  • Tuesdays, 5:00-7:30 pm, Aug 6 – Oct 1, or
  • Tuesdays, 7:30-10:00 pm, Aug 6 – Oct 1(Full).

Time/Day 102 Late Summer
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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

  • 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 skip school for any reason, you must come to detention on Saturday at 9:00am! There is a $25 fee. If you miss a class you must make it up before the next class.

Cutlist & Diagram