Crafting Your Own Custom Table
This woodworking class is offered once per month. The class takes place 4 hours per day over the course of 3 days. (12 total hours of class time) Some sanding and finishing may require time out of class.
Join our immersive woodworking class and unlock the secrets of creating a stunning table from scratch. Whether you're a novice woodworker or an experienced hobbyist, this course is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to build a beautiful table that will become the centerpiece of any room.
Throughout the course, our expert instructor, Matt Hobbs, will guide you step-by-step through the process of table making, ensuring that you gain a deep understanding of the techniques, tools, and materials involved. From selecting the perfect wood to finishing touches, you'll learn the art of woodworking and develop the confidence to create unique pieces of furniture.
Highlights of the Woodworking Class:
1. Introduction to Woodworking: Begin your journey with a comprehensive overview of woodworking tools, safety guidelines, and techniques. Learn about different wood types, their characteristics, and how to select the best materials for your table.
2. Design and Planning: Dive into the creative process of designing your table. Explore various table styles, dimensions, and joinery techniques. Discover how to interpret and modify existing plans or create your own unique design.
3. Basic Woodworking Techniques: Develop fundamental woodworking skills such as measuring, marking, sawing, and sanding. Understand the proper use and maintenance of essential hand tools, power tools, and machinery.
4. Joinery and Assembly: Master the art of creating strong and seamless joints, such as mortise and tenon, dovetails, and pocket screws. Gain hands-on experience in assembling the table's components, ensuring stability and durability.
5. Finishing and Surface Treatment: Learn the secrets of achieving a flawless finish for your table. Explore different staining, painting, and sealing techniques to enhance the natural beauty of the wood while protecting it from wear and tear.
6. Customization and Personalization: Embrace your creativity and add personalized touches to your table. Experiment with decorative elements, or unique designs that reflect your personal style.
7. Troubleshooting and Problem-solving: Develop the ability to identify and overcome common woodworking challenges. Learn effective solutions to address issues such as wood warping, uneven surfaces, or gaps in joinery.
8. Safety and Maintenance: Understand the importance of safety protocols while working with woodworking tools and machinery. Discover tips for maintaining your tools and preserving the longevity of your table.
By the end of this woodworking class, you'll have the satisfaction of crafting a beautiful and functional table that showcases your newfound woodworking skills. Whether you plan to create tables for personal use, as gifts, or even as a stepping stone towards a woodworking business, this class will provide you with the foundation to bring your woodworking dreams to life. Sign up today and unlock your creative potential in the world of woodworking!
Matt Hobbs has been a professional woodworker for almost a decade. He has had a life long career as a maker and creator. Matt loves to share his experience with anyone who will listen. He is passionate about helping others find their way to creative expression!