Basic Woodworking - Cherry Coffee Table

Basic Woodworking - Cherry Coffee Table


Instructor - Craig Stevens

  • August 12 - 16, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm (5 weekdays)

Making a handmade table represents a unique introduction to woodworking for beginners. It offers the satisfaction of creating a beautiful and functional piece of hand-made furniture. Through discussions and hands on work, students will make a coffee table using traditional techniques and joinery methods, with gently curved legs and rails.

Students will learn and perform techniques such as milling and working with solid wood, edge-joining boards to create the table top, mortise & tenon joinery, strategies for creating curved legs, assembling the table base, dealing with wood movement and using an oil finish. Hands-on assistance focused on improving participant’s woodworking skills will be combined with daily demonstrations and lectures.

Alongside learning to safely use machines, students will gain experience sharpening and using a variety of hand tools such as layout tools, chisels, scrapers and planes. Combined with the careful consideration of wood to create a harmonious design and the development of good work practices, this beginner course offers students an excellent introduction to the world of fine furniture making.

Cost includes all materials. Students provide their own lunch.

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PFW has a wide assortment of tools for students to use. However, if you have your own tools or would like an excuse to purchase some new ones, the tool list is below. PFW has always had excellent satisfaction purchasing tools from Hock Tools, Lee Valley/VeritasHida Tool and Tools for Working Wood.