Furniture Making II: Casegoods

Thursdays, January 9 to March 12, 2020, 6:30pm-10:00pm $ 900.00

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This class is for you if you have completed Furniture Making I and would like to continue to expand and improve your joinery skills. Through lectures, demos, and hands-on instruction, you will learn joinery for casegoods to include the dado, miter, and box joint. Instructors will also teach door construction and how to hang a door using butt or knife hinges. There will be a particular emphasis on wood selection and grain orientation while designing and building a small casegood of your choosing. Successful projects include a box, small bookshelf, or a wall cabinet.

Students should email the instructor with ideas and sketches for a few different projects in advance of the start of the class. The first class will have students milling lumber, so come prepared to work with your wood. 

In addition to the weekday classroom time, there will be one day dedicated to milling. Total class time is 40 hours.

    Class schedule for class beginning January 2020

    • Class: Thursdays, January 9 to March 12, 6:30pm-10:00pm
    • Milling Day: Saturday, January 11, 9:00am-2:00pm or 12:00pm-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 at least a couple hundred dollars on materials.

    Class is limited to ten students.


    This workshop requires experience and comfort using the jointer, planer, table saw, and bandsaw as well as basic knowledge of milling and beginning joinery. Classes to take before this one include Intro to Woodworking and Furniture Making I. We also recommend that you take Fundamentals of Woodworking, although this class is not required. 


    Scott Nelson and Sarah Watlington

    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

    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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