Projects and classes range from the Shaker hall table, 17th century carved frame and panel, carved oak box, carving acanthus leaves, Arts and Crafts rocking chair with slip seat, to a portable tool chest.
The school teaches the effective use of hand tools and gives an equal measure of attention to machine tools.
Dedicated to promoting excellence in craftsmanship and in developing superior hand and machine woodworking skills.
Workshops are designed to satisfy beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers in a relaxed, hands-on format.
Emphasis is on a variety of joinery, bending, and veneering techniques.3 credits VAFW137This comprehensive course covers the structural, design, and historical basis of good seating devices.
Students learn to develop designs and construct models and finished pieces, using classical and contemporary guidelines that satisfy functional requirements and reflect personal creativity.3 credits VAFW138This studio course focuses on table design and construction.
Classes are conducted in a variety of formats to suit the unique needs of our students.
They include one or two day weekend classes, series classes that meet one or two nights per week for 4 to 12 weeks, week-long intensive classes and more.
A hands-on course that covers the basic concepts of woodworking and furniture making.
This eight-session class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practice.