5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Woodworking Class for Women


Women in Woodworking – Introduction
Instructor: Lesley Gold
7 Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Maximum Class Size: Approximately 12


This is a new offering by PFW’s newest instructor:  Lesley Gold.  She studied with PFW for many years, and is more recently a graduate of the North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Making program. 

This course will be taught unlike any class that PFW currently offers. It is a thorough introduction to woodworking from the ground up. The first lesson is about wood! More specifically, understanding wood as a material as it relates to furniture making. Students will mill wood, taking lumber from rough sawn to a finished milling state by learning the safe and effective use of the major stationary woodworking power tools, including the tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer and planer.

Next students will move into the world of hand tools; how to maintain them, which to choose and when to use, and most importantly how they most effectively work when put to wood.  Students will then be introduced to measuring and marking tools as they learn to carefully layout joinery and continue practicing their hand tool skills cutting a few joints by hand. 

By the end of the course, students will have a basic ability to safely and independently work in a woodworking shop.

This class is perfect for both the complete beginner and the more advanced student that would like to round out their woodworking vocabulary!

Course fee (including materials fee) $600

Here is the tool list.

There are three ways to register for this class.
• One can click on the sign up button below.
• Give us a call at 215-849-5174.
• Send us an email and we will forward the registration materials.


  • Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, and 28 - Tuesday evenings
  • September 5, 12,19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 2017 - Tuesday evenings