Furniture Making: Tables

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Description

This class takes students through the complete process of creating a piece of furniture. Starting with rough lumber, we cover what to look for and how to select wood for your project. In the woodshop, students will gain advanced skills in project planning, the use of hand tools and machines, and how to cut joinery. We'll use nearly every machine in the shop! At completion, students will not only have built their very own table, but also have the skills and confidence to begin their own journey in furniture making.

Limited design variation is permitted due to time constraint.

    Class schedule

    • Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 8th to April 7th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

      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 may purchase a lumber package from us, available in select domestic hardwoods, or bring their own lumber to the second session of this class. If you would like to bring your own lumber, please contact us ahead of time to make sure you meet the project's dimension requirements.

      Class is limited to eight students.

      Prerequisite
      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 hello@alliedwoodshop.com if you think that you already have these skills and knowledge. 

      We also recommend that you take Intro to Joinery, 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. 

      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 hello@alliedwoodshop.com for a prompt response.

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

      Instructors
      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 hello@alliedwoodshop.com.

      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.

      More Questions?
      Please read our FAQs.