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Wood Furniture 1-B: Small Solid-Wood Bookcase

A Workshop of Our Own
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This 8 week class introduces students to the woodshop and fundamentals of wood furniture making with a focus on casework (the category of casework broadly includes things like boxes, cabinets, trunks, and other furniture that create a contained space). Students will begin with rough lumber and build a small, stand-alone, solid-wood bookcase, start to finish. We will explore wood as a material and learn about how its grain and cellular structure impacts your designs from technical and aesthetic viewpoints. The class includes significant training on our machines, with a focus on best practices and how the tools work for you.

This class meets Thursday nights. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to come to our open shop hours once a week to work on their projects. The cost of tuition includes access to our open shop hours, which are Tuesdays 2-8pm and Saturdays 12-6pm.

Thurs April 26 2018: 6-7pm – One-hour intro
Thurs May 3 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs May 10 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs May 17 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs May 24 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs May 31 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs June 7 2018: 6-9pm
Thurs June 14 2018: 6-7pm – One-hour final review

Tuition: $400
This includes: materials (wood, glue, finish, hardware), 20 hours of instruction, and 8 days of additional open shop access.


Q:Why does the Bookcase class cost more than the Table class?
A: Wood Furniture 1-B is more expensive that Wood Furniture 1-T due to additional materials costs.

Q: What size bookcase can students expect to make?
A: The standard bookcase that students will make measures approximately 36"h x 24"w x 9" deep. Students may choose instead to make a smaller bookcase with the materials provided, or purchase additional materials to make a larger bookcase, *but must seek instructor permission in advance of class by emailing us at woo@aworkshopofourown.com.*

No prerequisites

Six students maximum.

WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks over the age of 18.