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

Master Class Series


These are the Master Class Furniture-making courses offered by PFW. The format of these challenging classes will be to meet approximately one weekend per month.  During each monthly session participants will receive instruction on a particular aspect of the project.  The class will then adjourn for several weeks, allowing students to complete the class room assignment and advance the project to the next level, at their own pace and in their own home shop, before the next session.


During the course, the instructor will point out common pitfalls, provide background information on the piece, and share special sources for hardware, materials and tools. This guidance and support should save students time and trouble, ensuring a beautiful project and a thoroughly enjoyable woodworking experience.

Hepplewhite Butler's Chest


In 2016-17, six weekends over six months

  • Weekend of October 15
  • Weekend of November 12
  • Weekend of December 10
  • Weekend of January 21
  • Weekend of February 11
  • Weekend of March 18
  • Note new Jan. dates

Sheraton Lady's Work Table


To be scheduled.

Monticello Lap Desk

Completed in the

Spring of 2012

Three weekends over 3 months

Seymour Dressing Mirror

Completed in the Winter and Spring of 2013

Four Weekends over 4 months

Chippendale Corner Chair

Completed in the summer of 2014

Six weekends over 6 months

Portsmouth Card Table

Completed in 2015

Five weekends over 5 months

Sheraton Looking Glass

Completed in Spring 2015

Three weekends over 3 months

Litchfield Collector's Chest

Completed in Spring 2016



Six weekends over 6 months