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Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates

Class Description
This class is not only an introduction to fine woodworking furniture building but also an opportunity to learn almost every tool in the woodshop. For anyone interested in building their own furniture, this class will teach you everything you need to get started.

We will start from rough lumber Cherry board and through the class you will learn to create a Shaker-style side table with a drawer. Students will be shown how to use a drawing plan to layout your project including wood grain consideration and joinery. 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. In addition, the student will learn some hand tool woodworking skills. Demonstration of hand planing/sharpening and how to complete the project on your own if you’re unable to join Part 2.

You will learn the following topics during the course of the class:

• rough lumber to dimensional stock
• drawer construction-fitting
• table top-full assembly glue-up
• Mortise-Tenon
• Double Tenon
• Miters
• Dovetail joint
• Lock joint

Optional – Join the instructor at the lumberyard to learn how to select and buy lumber! You will receive an email prior to the start of the class if you’d like to join the field drip to the lumber yard.

The complete Side Table Class is divided into 2 sections. EACH PART IS PRICED SEPARATELY (PART 2 IS $400 TICKET + $200 material fee. PART 2 will be made available by invitation only to enrolled students in this Part 1 session).

***PLEASE NOTE: Tool testing for Router is NOT included in this course, and should 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 / waterbased finish to guide you through the finishing process, ( finishing intended to be completed at home).

Open to beginners

Class Dates
This class meets on the following dates:

Session 1: Monday, 2/03/2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Session 2: Tuesday, 2/04/2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Session 3: Thursday, 2/06/2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Session 4: Monday, 2/10/2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Session 5: Tuesday, 2/11/2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Materials Fee
A $200 materials fee is payable to the Instructor on the first day of class via cash or check



This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.


February 3
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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