Woodworking Open Shop*

and projects of your choice. Projects be12 students

Choose your time of the week and join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. Design and construct projects of your choice. Projects must be a manageable size due to limited storage; check first with instructors. Once you select your section, that is your weekly time in the wood shop. We do not permit switching between sections. 

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking  Limit 12 students

Note: Projects must be kept to a manageable size. Beds, large tables, shelving units and the like put too severe a drain on our limited storage space. Students compelled to make large projects must speak first with an instructor and obtain permission. Our most common solution to these challenges is to ask students to work on parts in Woodworking Open Shop, then assemble larger elements and the final piece through private lessons, outside of regular class time, at a cost of $65/hour. Please inquire for details.

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Basic Woodworking

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY


Bring your own pencil and tape measure or ruler.

With instructors' guidance, you will supply your own wood and any special hardware.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Section 1: 10 Mondays, 12–3pm
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Joe Stanewick
1F: Sept 17–Dec 3 (no class Oct 8, Nov 12)
1W: Jan 7–Mar 18 (no class Jan 21) (snow day make-up Mar 25)

Section 2: 10 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Howard Shrobe, Charlie Tardanico, Jac VanLoon 
2F: Oct 4–Dec 13 (no class Nov 22) FULL
2W: Jan 31– Apr 4 (snow day make-up Apr 11)

Section 3:10 Fridays, 9am–12pm
Instructors: Frank Pettorossi, Joe Stanewick
3F: Oct 5–Dec 14 (no class Nov 23) FULL
3W: Jan 4–Mar 8 (snow day make-up Mar 15)

Section 4:10 Saturdays, 9am–12pm
Instructor: Frank Pettorossi
4F: Sept 29–Dec 15 (no class Oct 13, Nov 10)
4W: Jan 5–Mar 9 (snow day make-up Mar 16)