Hand Tool Essentials: Shaker End Table

Shaker-Night-StandOver the past few years, woodworking with nothing but hand tools, has become extremely popular, and we’re excited to offer a class on building a classic Shaker end table / night stand, using nothing but hand tools!

Shaker Night Stand In this class, students will each create their own tables, while learning the following skills and techniques:
Cutting Dovetails by hand, executing both through, and half-blind varieties
Making and fitting a dovetailed drawer, by hand
Design fundamentals, and understanding wood properties, so you can build to conquer wood movement
Simple ways to sharpening your plane irons and chisels to a razor’s edge
Surfacing stock with a hand plane, to virtually eliminate sanding
Layout, execution, and fitting of mortise and tenon joinery – A fundamental woodworking joint

Finishing techniques will be reviewed but not applied during the class. Upon completion of the course, students will have a hand made table that is dry fit, together, and ready for sanding, glue up, and finishing work back at their own home shops.

This class is limited to only 6 students, so you’ll receive lots of instruction & personal attention !

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students will be required to bring their own hand tools for this class. A tool list will be emailed to all students who enroll.

Open Group Tuition: $869 Plus Materials/Lab: $195
Course Length: 5 Days
Skill Level: All
Pre-requisites: None