Furniture Making I: Tables

Multiple Dates Available $ 850.00

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Have you ever wanted to build a piece of furniture but didn’t know where to start? If yes, then this class is for you. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, you will learn project planning, lumber selection, the safe use of woodworking machines and hand tools, basic joinery to include the edge joint and the mortise and tenon, assembly, glue-ups, and finishing. With this information and with help from our instructors, you will design and build your own unique table over the course of this ten-week class. Successful projects are modest in scale, like a side table or a small coffee table. 

In addition to the weekday classroom time, there will be an optional field trip to the lumberyard and one additional weekend day that is dedicated to milling your rough lumber. Total instruction time is 42 hours.

    Class schedule for class beginning July 2020

    • Class: Wednesdays, July 8 to September 9, 6:30pm-10:00pm
    • Fieldtrip to Bohnhoff Lumber: Friday, July 17, 8:30am-10:30am
    • Milling Day: Saturday, July 18, 9:00am-2:00pm or 12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Class schedule for class beginning September 2020

    • Class: Wednesdays, September 30 to December 9, 6:30pm-10:00pm
    • No class November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday
    • Fieldtrip to Bohnhoff Lumber: Friday, October 9, 8:30am-10:30am
    • Milling Day: Saturday, October 10, 9:00am-2:00pm or 12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Students should bring a pencil and notebook to every class. We will provide everything except for the wood, hardware, and finish that you will need for your project. The cost of project materials varies greatly based on the board footage and species of wood that you choose. Students should expect to spend a minimum of a couple hundred dollars on materials.

    Class is limited to ten students.


    This workshop requires that students first take Intro to Woodworking. This prerequisite class teaches the function and safe use of the jointer, planer, table saw, and bandsaw and also teaches the very important skill of milling rough lumber flat and square. In our experience, almost everyone benefits from taking Intro to Woodworking, but please email if you think that you already have these skills and knowledge. 

    We also recommend that you take Fundamentals of Woodworking, although it is not required. This class builds on the basics of milling, introduces the concept of wood movement, teaches how to cut boards to specific dimensions accurately and precisely, and presents basic wood joinery. 


    Sarah Watlington and Mike Corwin

    Getting Here

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

    Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will have coffee waiting for you to jump start the evening.

    Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs. For evening classes, do not park in the garages or you risk being locked in or towed.  

    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 in electronic form. If you would like to gift a class, please include the name of the recipient in the purchase notes and we'll email you a gift certificate.

    Refund and Transfer Policy

    If a class is postponed due to Coronavirus, you will receive an email two weeks prior to the class start date. You can choose between holding your registration for a future class or a full refund. In the future, if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, we will also provide a full refund.

    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 classes in multi-day workshops.

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

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