Basic Woodworking: Box

An introduction to the fundamentals of woodworking. Start with a given plan and work it through completion using hand and power tools. We will cover shop safety, an appreciation of the properties of wood, interpreting a plan, cutting and milling stock, and basic joinery, always stressing safe, effective use of tools.

Basic Woodworking

Completion qualifies students for Woodworking Open Shop. Complete attendance is required to fulfill this requirement. Other excellent follow-up classes include:

Note: Because this class moves at a deliberate pace and serves as a pre-requisite, complete attendance is required. Please see our policies on withdrawals and refunds before registering.

We recommend you enroll early, as this popular class usually fills up. Add yourself to our wait list here.

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Before entering the shop, read about SAFETY.


All materials will be supplied.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

FALL 2016/WINTER 2017

Section 1: 6 sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm

1F: Sept 12–28 - FULL

1W: Jan 4–23 (snow day make-up Jan 25) - OPEN

Instructor: Blake Johnson



Section 2: 6 sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm

2F: Sept 13–29 - FULL

2W: Jan 3–19 (snow day make-up Jan 24) - OPEN

Instructor: Heather Dawson



Section 3: 6 Wednesdays, 9am–12pm

3F: Sept 14–Oct 19 -FULL

3W: Jan 4–Feb 8 (snow day make-up Feb 15) - OPEN

Instructor: Julio Fuentes



Section 4: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm

4F: Sept 10–Oct 22 (no class Sept 17) - FULL

4W: Jan 7–Feb 11 (snow day make-up Feb 18) - FULL

Instructor: Heather Dawson