PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS, A WOODWORKING AND DESIGN STUDIO LOCATED IN THE TENDERLOIN. (YES, THE TENDERLOIN!) THE ADDRESS IS 276 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE B/W HYDE AND LEAVENWORTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM GEORGE & LENNIE COFFEE SHOP. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS. IF THE DOOR ISN’T OPENED, THEN SIMPLY KNOCK AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL COME GET YOU.
ADDRESS: 276 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Start Choppin’ Woodworking series is a class series designed to give beginners a place to start their exploration of the world of wood working. In each class, we focus on using hand tools and power tools that are accessible, affordable, and can (mostly) fit in your home. Each class will complete a project that allows you to use these tools, practice and improve your new woodworking skills, and return to your hacienda with a fantastic new furniture piece!
THE PROJECT: Wooden Utility / Bar Cart Project
In this day-long class, you will build your own wooden utility cart!! This cart can be your bar cart for stashing your booze, a utility cart for humping around your tools, or even a kitchen cart for creating additional counter space in your tiny apartment! Its got two shelves for storage, a flat top for surface space, and two wheels so you can move it from room to room! The bar cart measures 18" Width X 36" Height X 30" Depth, and weighs approximately 15 lbs. Each student will leave with one wooden bar cart and a resource guide that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in the class.
We aim to stain and/or seal each cart in class. However, depending on time, you may need to complete this step at home. We will go over sealing, staining, and painting your bar cart so you will know how to do this before you leave. Lastly, this is a more intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so please show up alert and leave the hangovers at home!
TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- understanding a "cut list"
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- using simple hand tools (screw driver, tape measure, sanding block, and handsaw)
- measuring vs. constructing jigs and templates
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- staining & sealing wood properly
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 feel accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!
None. 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