Furniture Making I: Tables

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Have you ever wanted to build a piece of furniture but didn’t know where to start? 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 Tuesday 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. 

    Class schedule

    • Classes are Tuesdays, Septamber 14th to November 16th, 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
    • Optional field trip to the lumberyard on Thursday, September 16th, 8:30am to 10:30am
    • Milling day on Saturday, September 18th in two shifts from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

      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 minimum of a couple hundred dollars on materials.

      Class is limited to eight 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. 


      Each eight student class has two experienced instructors. We make sure that each 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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