PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.
This woodworking / building project will introduce you to some basic woodworking concepts, skills, and tools for constructing simple pieces of furniture. We will take you through the steps of measuring and cutting your wood, using jigs and power tools to assemble your pieces into a wooden case, and staining / sealing your wood to pretty it up and protect it from the elements. You will have a few design options for customizing your piece, such as case size (approx 20"-24" width, 6"-8" height), case color (natural, golden oak, or dark walnut), hairpin leg size (20" or 24"), and hairpin leg color (satin black or raw steel). Each student will leave with one completed wooden side table, one hairpin leg care kit that includes protective hardware to stabilize the legs and supplies to keep the legs cleaned up, and a basic understanding of the woodworking skills tools necessary should you want to build another one of these tables on your own!
TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- using jigs, stop blocks, and power saws to cut wood
- assembling wood pieces with clamps, jigs, and wood glue
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- using forstner bits and wooden dowels for decorative look
- sanding, staining, and finishing the wood
PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!
None. Each table comes with a set of four hairpin legs, which are sourced from DIY Hairpin Legs
, and retail for around $60-$75 per 4pc set. All wood, hardware, stain, and polyurethane to complete this furniture piece is also included. In addition, you will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org