Woodworking (All Levels) – Section 2

  • Dates: Wednesday, 3:45-5:45pm, 10 Weeks
  • Tuition: $100
  • Instructor: Sharon C. Mehrman

Woodworking (All Levels). All levels means that students of all experience levels are welcome – beginner, intermediate, and well-seasoned. Beginners can choose to make a step stool, a Shaker-style bench, or a simple toolbox from plans provided by instructor. Intermediate and well-seasoned students may choose their own project after discussing options with the instructor. All students must work from a set of plans whether they are purchased, provided by the instructor, or generated by the student.

Students learn to operate the classroom equipment safely and how to manage their projects. Classroom time includes lessons and demonstrations by the instructor, time for students to work on their projects, and time for one-on-one questions.

In this class we cover the basics of woodworking, how to purchase wood, project layout, milling and squaring up stock, glue ups and clamping, and preparing projects for finishing. Finishing techniques will be discussed for students to do finishing work at home. Intermediate and more advanced students can also learn planning and design, making drawings and cut lists, and more advanced techniques like mortise & tenon and dovetail joinery.