This class is for students who have completed Intro to Furniture Making and would like to continue to advance their skills. This class will teach more advanced joinery techniques, will focus on lumber selection and grain graphics, and will allow students more time to work on more advanced projects. Each student will design and build their own unique object. Instructors will be on hand to consult and advise throughout project development and production.
Students should come to the first class prepared with ideas and sketches for their project. It always helps to have a few ideas in mind.
In addition to the weekday classroom time, there will be one day dedicated to milling and a field trip to Sam Maloof's studio and home.
- Class: Wednesdays, May 24 to July 26, 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Milling Day: Saturday, June 3, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Fieldtrip to Sam Maloof's Studio and Home: TBD
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 experience and comfort using the jointer, planer, table saw, and bandsaw as well as basic knowledge of furniture design and construction. If you need to learn these skills or could use a refresher, you should first take Intro to Woodworking and Intro to Furniture Making.
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.
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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