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Basic Woodworking: Box 1S23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Learn fundamentals as you work a given plan through to completion. With a focus on six essential power tools, learn properties of wood and shop etiquette, interpret a plan, cut and mill stock and use basic machine joinery. This class qualifies students for intermediate classes and for Woodworking Open Shop. It is our gateway to more advanced woodworking. Complete attendance is required to fulfill this requirement.

Completion qualifies students for intermediate and advanced classes, including Woodworking Open Shop.

*Attendance at all class-sessions is required to fulfill this requirement.  Please register solely if you are able to attend every session.

Other excellent follow-up classes include:

  • Intermediate Woodworking: Small Table
  • Intermediate Woodworking: Mantel Clock
  • Hand Dovetail Joints
  • Wood Turning: Bowls & Beyond
  • Basic Woodcarving

Note: Because this class moves at a deliberate pace and serves as a pre-requisite for most woodworking courses, 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.


I took this class because I wanted to learn a new skill.  I appreciated all the different tools and skills that went into the box design and Eric was great!

Eric Campbell

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Eric Campbell started woodworking in 2006 attending classes at North Bennet St. School in Fine Woodworking and Machine Woodworking, then designing and building a router table, Roubo workbench and full dining room set in the Eliot School's Furniture Design, Upholstery and Woodworking Open Shop classes. Since then, he has been designing and building furniture for his own home, incorporating new techniques and processes in each succeeding piece. 

Materials to bring to class:

All materials will be provided in class.  Materials cost included in tuition.