Woodworking Classes: Current Offerings

All of our courses are taught in our fully equipped woodworking and furniture studio located in Royersford, PA (about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia). Whether you’ve just started woodworking and carpentry as a hobby, or you’ve spent years honing your craft, we have the tools, experience and expertise to help you fine tune your skills.

An ebony table created in our Intro to Furniture and Cabinetmaking class.

Intro to Furniture and Cabinetmaking 1

Geared towards beginners, this class covers woodworking basics: buying and preparing wood, understanding seasonal movement, power tools (hand and stationary), shop space/equipment, types of joints, layout tools, hand planes vs. sanders, and finishing.

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Our Furniture and Cabinetmaking 2 attendees show off their finished projects: their very own console tables.

Furniture and Cabinetmaking 2

This follow up class expands on our Introduction to Woodworking course. Sign up to design, proportion, and build your very own table.

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A cabinet created in our Furniture and Cabinetmaking 3 woodworking class.

Furniture and Cabinetmaking 3

Build a cabinet, complete with paneled sides, a drawer and door in this conclusion to our furniture and cabinetmaking series.

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Beautiful custom cabinetry is shown. Build your own cabinet in this woodworking course.

Kitchen Cabinet Construction

Don’t be afraid to tackle that big home improvement project! Learn how to build a 30″ kitchen cabinet in this woodworking course.

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Ed Schoen applies finish to a table created in his Intro to woodworking and furniture making class.

Spray Finishing & Hand Applied Finishes

Learn everything you need to know about finishing your completed projects. We give an overview of wood finishing techniques from hand rubbed finishes to spraying lacquers and polyurethanes.

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Hand tools.

Mostly Hand Tools

On this 1 day class we will show the best choices for planes, chisels, and dovetail saws, as well as power sharpening devices and water stones. We will demonstrate how to properly sharpen chisels and plane irons and keep them sharp.  You will learn how power sharpening devices and water stones can co-exist.  We will use Japanese saws and demonstrate between Japanese and Western tools.

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