Slab Preparation & Butterfly Joints Class at Allied Woodshop - Los Angeles California

Live Edge Table & Butterfly Joints

Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm $ 450.00

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Working with slabs is a fun challenge in the woodshop and it leads to beautiful results. This workshop will teach students everything they need to know to get from a rough slab to a fine finished piece. Instructors will cover flattening, edge treatment, use of epoxy to fill voids, the much beloved butterfly joint, sanding and finishing, and treating and attaching metal hairpin legs. Each student will make and keep a piece that can be used as a stool or side table.

All materials and supplies are included. 

Class is limited to ten students. 


Michael Corwin and Laura Zahn

Getting Here

Allied Woodshop
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

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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