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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

Fundamentals of MAchine Tools

Price: $200
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

This course is an introduction to basic machine tools used in woodworking. Each student will learn the basics of the band saw, the table saw, the router, and other useful machines. We will also discuss in detail "the inch" in wood working, different grains of wood, and wood movement across different machines. Students will create pieces that are the introductory pieces for working with hand tools.

The course will be taught by local master woodworker Shane Carter (http://www.cottonwoodworks.com).

NOTE: This course and the Fundamentals of Hand Tools are a pre-requisite for future woodshop classes.


Fundamentals of Hand Tools

Price: $200
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

This course is an introduction to basic hand tools used in traditional woodworking. Each student will learn the basics of using hand saws, planes, chisels, and layout tools, as well as the basics of sharpening edged tools such as planes and chisels used in the class. We will also discuss the basics of furniture construction.

The course will be taught by local master woodworker Aaron Lane (www.lanewoodworking.com).

NOTE: This course and the Fundamentals of Machine Tools are a pre-requisite for future woodshop classes.
 


Windsor Stool in a weekend

Price: $320
Supply fee: $150
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

Spend a weekend making your own three-legged Windsor Perch Stool. Inspired by the traditional English furniture style brought to America in the 18th century, the Windsor Perch Stool pays homage to a furniture style embraced by many as among first pieces of “American Furniture”.

This two-day class will introduce tools and techniques specific to traditional Windsor chair making. Participants will build the stool while learning the art of laying out sight lines for drilling angled legs; cutting tapered mortise and tenon joinery; hand-carving the countered walnut seat, and turning legs on the lathe.

This class will be taught by local furniture and chair maker Seth Weizenecker who apprenticed under celebrated Windsor chair maker Peter Galbert after completing the Bennet Street School Program in Fine Furniture Making in Boston. Some familiarity with woodworking is encouraged, but all skill levels are welcomed.

NOTE: This is a full weekend of woodworking, so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to work. If you have any special accommodations, please let us know prior to the class.
 


Design and Build a Wood and Metal table

Price: $250
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 15 and older

This six-week class combines woodworking and welding to design and make an end table or plant stand. The class is led by the awesome sculptor and UAB professor Sarah Heath. Participants start by designing their pieces. Then they move on to learning how to cut, weld, and finish their steel table bottoms in the Metal Studio. Then, students head to the Wood Studio for a shop orientation and to lay out their table tops from our large selection of wood. From there the wood will be cut, jointed, sanded, stained, and mounted to the steel bases for a finished project. Class size for the course is kept small (6 person max).
 


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