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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Age Range


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Before entering the shop, read about SAFETY.


All materials will be supplied.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1S: 6 sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Apr 4–20, 2016
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
$247 – FULL

Section 2S: 6 sessions, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 6:30–9:30pm
Apr 14–26, 2016
Instructor: Heather Dawson
$247 – FULL

Section 3S: 6 Wednesdays, 9am–12pm
Mar 30–May 4, 2016
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
$247 – FULL

Section 4S: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
Apr 16–May 21, 2016
Instructor: Jesse Shaw
$247 – FULL


Section 4M: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
June 4–July 9, 2016
Instructor: Jesse Shaw
$247 – OPEN