Basic Woodworking: Box

An introduction to the fundamentals of woodworking. Start with a given plan and work it through completion using hand and power tools. We will cover shop safety, an appreciation of the properties of wood, interpreting a plan, cutting and milling stock, and basic joinery, always stressing safe, effective use of tools.

Basic Woodworking

Completion qualifies students for Woodworking Open Shop. Complete attendance is required to fulfill this requirement. Other excellent follow-up classes include:

Note: Because this class moves at a deliberate pace and serves as a pre-requisite, complete attendance is required. Please see our policies on withdrawals and refunds before registering.

We recommend you enroll early, as this popular class usually fills up. Add yourself to our wait list here.

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Before entering the shop, read about SAFETY.


All materials will be supplied.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Winter 2018

Section 1: 6 Sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
1W: Jan 3–24, 2018 (no class Jan 15) (snow day make-up Jan 29)
Instructor: Julio Fuentes


Section 2: 6 Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
2W: Jan 2–Jan 18, 2018 (snow day make-up Jan 23)
Instructor: TBA


Section 3: 6 Wednesdays, 9am–12pm
3W: Jan 3–Feb 7, 2018 (snow day make-up Feb 14)
Instructor: Julio Fuentes


Section 4: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
4W1: Jan 6–Feb 10, 2018 (snow day make-up Feb 17)
Instructor: Richard Yorde


Section 4: 6 Saturdays, 3:30–6:30pm
4W2: Feb 24–Mar 31, 2018 (snow day make-up Apr 7)
Instructor: Heather Dawson


Section 6: 6 Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
6W: Jan 5–Feb 9, 2018 (snow day make-up Feb 16)
Instructor: Julio Fuentes