Have you ever wanted to build a piece of furniture but didn’t know where to start? This class is for you. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, you will design and build your own unique object. Instructors will teach you project planning, lumber selection, safe use of woodworking machines and hand tools, wood joinery, assembly, and finishing.
In addition to the weekday classroom time, there will be a field trip to the lumberyard and one additional weekend day that is dedicated to milling your rough lumber. Total instruction time is 42 hours.
Class schedule for the next class, beginning October 2018
- Class: Wednesdays, October 10 to December 12, 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Fieldtrip to Bohnhoff Lumber: Friday, October 19, 8:30am-10:30am
- Milling Day: Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-4:00pm
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 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 in a safe manner. If you need to learn these skills or could use a refresher, you should first take Intro to Woodworking.
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. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed classes in multi-day workshops.
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