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How To Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class meets 5 times, starting March 4

This hands-on class will introduce you to fine woodworking furniture. We will start from one rough lumber Cherry board to create a Shaker style Cherry Side Table with a drawer. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. With this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop from Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw. Demonstration on hand planing / sharpening if times allows.

You will learn how use a drawing plan to layout your project including wood grain consideration and joinery. Topics covered in the class: rough lumber to dimensional stock, drawer construction-fitting, table top-full assembly glue-up, Mortise-Tenon, Double Tenon, miters, Dovetail joint and lock joint. In addition, the student will learn some hand tool woodworking skills. Demonstration on finish process for you to complete your project on your own.

The Class will be divided into two classes, Part 1 and Part 2. You must take Part 1 to be eligible to join Part 2.

***PLEASE NOTE: Tool training and testing for the Router is NOT included in this course, and needs to be arranged separately by each student.***

Class Goals
Learn fine woodworking furniture building techniques and skills that can be used for any project size. Learn hand tools and power tools including Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw. This is a class that will take the student from layout to a finish fine furniture Cherry Side Table with a drawer. Also, you will learn how to sand-assemble and apply oil / waterbase finish to guide you in the finishing process, to be completed at home.

Materials Provided
A $120 materials fee is included in the ticket price and includes all materials needed to finish the project.


Class Dates

This class meets on the following dates:

Session 1 – March 11
Session 2 – March 13
Session 3 – March 14
Session 4 – March 18



This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.


March 18
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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