This class is for you if you have completed Intro to Furniture Making and would like to continue to expand and improve your woodworking skills. Through lectures, demos, and hands-on instruction, you will learn joinery for casegoods to include doweling for the case and the bridle joint and frame and panel construction for a sliding door. There will be a particular emphasis on wood selection and grain orientation while building a small hanging wall cabinet to exacting standards. This class will push you to focus on precision and aesthetics in your work.
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 30 hours.
- Classes are Sundays, July 11th to August 15th, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
- Milling day on Saturday, July 17th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
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 eight 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: Tables. We also recommend that you take Fundamentals of Woodworking, although this class is not required.
Each eight student class has two experienced instructors. We make sure that each Intro to Woodworking class has at least one woman instructor.
407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will have coffee and pastries waiting for you to start the day.
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.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Please read our FAQs.