With the Expert Woodworkers of Woodsmith Magazine!
  • Learn woodworking skills, techniques & shop-tested secrets
  • Small class sizes ensure plenty of time with the instructor
  • Build projects from the magazine with the people who create the magazine + you'll be featured in a future issue!
Seats are limited. Each class is open to 10 students.
  • Classes are held in Woodsmith's own workshop in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Materials, supplies, and tools will be provided for each student.
  • Transporting and shipping of final projects will be the responsibility of each student.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own hand tools, and a list will be sent before each class.
  • Participants will take part in a safety demonstration and sign liability waiver and photo release forms.
  • Refunds & Cancellations
    Please call if you need to cancel your registration. You'll receive a full refund If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event. 50% refund if cancelled 8-30 days before the event. No refund if cancelled 7 days or less before or no show.


Saturday & Sunday, April 25-26
Instructor: To be announced,
PRICE: $495
Tool Chest

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.


Arched Stretcher Table
Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21
Instructor: Dillon Baker,
Woodsmith Project Designer
PRICE: $495

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.

2 Must-Have Router Jigs
Saturday & Sunday, August 29-30
Instructors: John Doyle & Logan Wittmer,
Woodsmith Magazine
PRICE: $395

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.

Craftsman-Style Clock
Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25
Instructor: Logan Wittmer,
Woodsmith Shop TV Show
PRICE: $395

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.

Ribbon Handle Box
Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6
Instructor: Phil Huber,
Woodsmith Shop TV Show & Woodsmith Multimedia Editor
PRICE: $395

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.

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