Have you ever wanted to build a piece of furniture but didn’t know where to start? This class is for you. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, you will design and build your own unique object. Instructors will teach you project planning, lumber selection, safe use of woodworking machines and hand tools, wood joinery, assembly, and finishing.
In addition to the weekday classroom time, there will be a field trip to the lumberyard and one additional weekend day that is dedicated to milling your rough lumber.
- Class: Wednesdays, September 6 to November 8, 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Fieldtrip to Bohnhoff Lumber: Friday, September 15, 8:30am-10:30am
- Milling Day: Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-4:00pm
Students should bring a pencil and notebook to every class. We will provide everything except for the wood 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 couple hundred dollars on materials.
Class is limited to ten students.
This workshop requires some experience and comfort using the jointer, planer, table saw, and bandsaw. If you need to learn these skills or could use a refresher, you should first take Intro to Woodworking.
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.
Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$7/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. 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 are available in print or electronic form. If you would like to gift a class, please include in the purchase notes the format you would like and the name of the recipient. Print gift certificates typically arrive in 3-5 business days.
Workshops are not refundable. Workshop fees can be transferred to another class once, with at least one week’s advance notice.
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