This traditional chest is designed to hold your favorite tools and still be portable for tasks outside your workshop. In the course of building their own chest, students will learn efficient methods for frame & panel construction, creating custom trim details, and smooth-sliding drawers. What you end up with is an heirloom-worthy project that will find pride of place in any shop.
With a nod to traditional timber framing, this arched-stretcher sofa table is a bold piece that shows off stout joinery details. Over two days, students will learn from project designer Dillon Baker how to create large-scale joinery, create a solid curved stretcher, and make a breadboard top. Beyond the lessons it teaches, this table will look great in any home.
Part of the appeal of a router is learning about all the things you can do with it. For this two-day class, you’ll get a double dose of router fun. First, you’ll be two clever, practical jigs — a mortising jig and a finger joint jig. Then you’ll put those jigs to work learning the details and tricks you need to use them on your next project.
A mantel clock in the Craftsman style looks great in just about any setting. It’s also the perfect project to learn some classic woodworking skills. Over the course of two days, students will build a custom clock that also incorporates a hand-made, ceramic tile — another traditional Arts & Crafts element. This project makes a great gift or a treasured family heirloom.
The unique look of this box is guaranteed to draw attention. And building one is sure to raise your skill level a notch or two. During this weekend class, you’ll learn how to make better boxes while creating one for yourself or to give as a gift. You’ll learn how to get a perfect four-corner grain match, make a lift lid, and make ribbon from wood.