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.

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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 1F: 6 Sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Sept 15–Oct 1, 2015
Instructor: Heather Dawson
$242 – FULL

Section 2F: 6 Sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Sept 14–30, 2015
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
$242 – FULL

Section 3F: 6 Wednesdays, 9am–12pm
Sept 30–Nov 4, 2015
Instructor: Michael Gleason
$242 – FULL

Section 4F: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
Sept 26–Oct 31, 2015 
Instructor: Blake Johnson
$242 – FULL


Section 1W: 6 Sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Jan 5–21, 2016 (snow day make-up Jan 26)
Instructor: Heather Dawson
$242 – FULL

Section 2W: 6 Sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Jan 4–15, 2016 (snow day make-up Jan 20)
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
$242 – FULL

Section 3W: 6 Wednesdays, 9am–12pm
Jan 20–Feb 24, 2016 (snow day make-up Mar 2)
Instructor: Michael Gleason
$242 – OPEN

Section 4W: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
Jan 9–Feb 13, 2016 (Snow day make-up Feb 20)
Instructor: Blake Johnson
$242 – FULL