Total Beginner 3 - Learn to miter together a plywood case and use bent lamination techniques to form the arched legs of this Mid-Century Modern piece.Thursday evenings, starting April 3.
Modern Veneered Coffee Table - This table is veneered in reconstituted "teak" veneer, which is sufficiently stable to permit its use in a striking checkerboard pattern. This intermediate level project is offered Tuesday evenings, starting April 9.
Total Beginner 2 - Newly added. Here is a chance to learn solid wood construction using traditional mortise and tenon joinery, and take home a beautiful Pennsylvania black cherry coffee table. Monday evenings, starting April 14.
Total Beginner Express - Soho Hall Mirror - Even if you have never worked with wood, ever, at all, spend one day at PFW and take home this beautiful mirror, which you will have built yourself. Easter Saturday, April 19.
- Hand tools add so much to a project, but if they are not totally sharp, they are only a frustration. Join us at PFW for one day and learn how to take a tool from dull to totally sharp, in just a few minutes. Never again choose a tool just because its sharp; choose the correct tool and quickly give it a perfect edge. Saturday, April 26.
Planecraft - Now that your tools are sharp, begin to master the block plane, bench plane and shoulder plane. Work with a tool that measures wood removal in the thousandths of an inch. Sunday, April 27
Serpentine Hall Table - Designed and built by Mario, this piece will be in American Woodworker magazine this year. Join us to build this beautiful table, perfect for most any spot in your home. Wednesday evenings, starting may 7.
Total beginner Express - Jalusta Table - With absolutely no experience, you will successfully build this Scandinavian inspired half round table in just one day. Mother's Day Saturday, May 10.
Hand Cut Dovetails - Hand cut dovetails are the mark of a skilled furniture maker. In one weekend we will teach you a proven method of cutting both through and half-blind dovetails. Weekend of May 17.
PFW's Summer Schedule
PFW has now posted its Summer schedule, and there a number of week-long offerings that are great project pieces. Please think ahead about your schedule, and let us know as soon as possible of any courses that interest you. There is a tremendous amount of preparation work for each of these courses, as well as lead time for the acquisition of materials. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Joiner's Workbench - Redesigned for this Summer's offering, this course is now a 5 day class, and uses the new Veritas tail vise, as well as quarter sawn commercial butcher block of hard maple. Week of July 7th. Filled - Please join wait list
for possible second session
City Sideboard - This piece captured the cover of Popular Woodworking Magazine and is a fun build as well as a beautiful addition to any home. Week of July 21.
Paris Bureau - Featured in the Master Class section of Fine Woodworking, No. 223, this bow front, bent lamination bureau is a classic piece. Week of August 4.
Windsor Chair - Mario's love of this chair and its design and construction is demonstrated by the wide range of student pieces, each a unique effort. Week of August 11.
Nod to Nakashima - Back by popular demand, here is a chance to build a table in the style of George Nakashima's important contribution to 20th Century American studio furniture. Week of August 25.
Other courses are on calendar as well for the Summer and Fall. Please join us at PFW for a great learning experience.