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How To Build A Cherry Side Table PART 1

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
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Class Description
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. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. In 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, table top-full assembly glue-up and Mortise-Tenon joint. In addition, students will learn some hand tool woodworking skills. Demonstration on how to finish the process to complete your project on your own will occur at the end of Part 1 or you may register for Part 2.

The Class will be divided into two separate classes:

  • Part 1 classes run 9/5/19 – 9/12/19 ($400 registration fee, plus $200 materials fee)
  • Part 2 classes run 9/16/19 – 9/26/19 ($400 registration, plus $200 materials fee). You must register and complete 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. Also, you will learn how to sand-assemble and apply oil / waterbased finish to guide you in the finishing process, to be completed at home.


Class Dates
This class meets on the following dates:

Session 1 – Sep 5
Session 2 – Sep 9
Session 3 – Sep 10
Session 4 – Sep 12

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



This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.


September 12
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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