Beginning Furniture Making

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This entry-level course is intended for the beginning woodworker. Students will be introduced to the how’s and why’s of woodworking, the use of hand tools, and the safe operation of shop equipment. Demonstrations and discussions will supplement hands-on learning as students each build their own one-drawer end table. Learn to edge, join, and glue boards; lay out joints; cut tapered legs; join rails to legs with mortise and tenon joinery; make breadboards; and fit, join, and make a drawer. Tools and materials will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their favorite hand tools.


My Yestermorrow experience was truly wonderful. The class I took was well thought out, well organized, and well taught. Being on campus with so many other eager learners was really beneficial and refreshing. Everyone there, both students and staff, seemed really happy to be there and to share their knowledge and experience. I'd love to take another class in the future.




AIA Credit Courses, Woodworking and Craft




  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 35 Learning Units

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