wood Studio

In our wood studio, we make side tables, beehives, compost bins, coffee tables, serving trays, and more—and we teach you how to make them, too. We focus our education in learning the fundamentals of furniture-making, an in-depth opportunity for community members to learn diverse, applicable woodworking skills and techniques. Every student that takes a class leaves with their own work.

Wood Studio Classes

Shaker Style Side Table Workshop

$450 - Purchase required to enroll

Pre-requisite: Means of Furniture Making, Shop Class wood safety night, or approved prior woodworking experience
Ages 18 and older
Supply fee TBD - charged at class time

This course explores the design of one of America's classic pieces of furniture. In addition to learning elements of the design and layout of the table, students will learn basic principles of lumber selection, hand tool and machine safety, milling, and mortise and tenon joints. Taught by experienced furniture makers Shane Carter and Seth Weizenecker, this course runs for five Thursday evenings (Feb 16 - Mar 16) and finishes up on a Saturday morning. At the end of the course you will take home your own creation.

NOTE: This is an intermediate level course. Participation in our Means of Furniture Making Class, prior woodworking experience, or participation in one of our wood shop safety nights is required. Email us at for more information.

The Means of Furniture Making

$445 - Purchase required to enroll

Pre-requisite: none
Ages 18 and older
All supplies and materials included

This 6 Week class will introduce the fundamental tools and techniques needed to design and build furniture. During the course, participants will make their own marking and layout tools, learning principles of proportion, drafting, and the selection, use, and maintenance of both hand and power cutting tools. Proper shop safety and etiquette will be introduced and reinforced throughout the course.

The course will be team-taught by group of local practitioners, including Cliff Spencer (, Aaron Lane (, Seth Weizenecker (, Shane Carter, & Bruce Lanier to provide a variety of different skill sets to this inaugural cohort.

*This course is a pre-requisite for future woodshop education opportunities.


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