Intro to Joinery

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You learned the basics of milling in the Intro to Woodworking class, now step into the land of layout and joinery. Over two days, each student will turn a rough board straight from the lumber yard into a beautiful box with a sliding lid. Develop new skills in layout, how to look at project drawings, and making cut lists. Use familiar tools like the jointer, planer, and table saw, as well as new tools like the router table, bandsaw, DADO stack, and brad nailer. We will also talk about the all-important topic of wood movement and how to account for it in your project design. Finally, we'll explore surface preparation and options for finishing. At the end of this class, you will have the skills to start working on larger projects such as furniture.

All tools and materials are included. Class is limited to eight students. Masks required.

Class time is 7 hours per day, including a lunch break.

This workshop requires Intro to Woodworking as a prerequisite. If you think you already have the knowledge and experience you need for this class, please email for an exemption. 

COVID-19 Update:
Starting September 30, 2021, Allied Woodshop will require all students 12 years of age and older and all instructors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend a group class. Proof of vaccination will need to be shown at the start of the class. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to the class may be accepted. For a multi-session class, a new negative test result will be required each week. There is no need for a second test for a class that takes place over 2 consecutive days.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at for a prompt response.

Masks covering the nose and mouth will still be required during all classes.

Each eight student class has two experienced instructors. We make sure that each eight person class has at least one woman instructor. 

Getting Here
Allied Woodshop
407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please arrive 15 minutes early. 

Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$10/day, cash only. We recommend the lots on Pico Blvd just East of Wall St. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. Myrtle Ave has 10-hour, metered parking for $4/day and the meters accept credit cards. Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs.  

What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available. If you would like to gift this class, purchase Woodworking Bucks for the total cost of the class. 

Refund and Transfer Policy
In general, all workshops can be refunded, minus a $50 registration fee, up to one month in advance of the class. Students can transfer to a future class with at least two weeks advance notice. No portion of the course fee will be refunded or transferred less than two weeks before the class start date. To cancel or transfer your spot, please email

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed sessions in multi-day classes.

Allied Woodshop reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient registration.

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