PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.
Getting into the woodworking game is tough. It can be overwhelming just knowing where to start with the thousands of tools that are out there! In this class, Shane Peabody, professional woodworker and owner of Beyond Crate Designs, will introduce you to some of the most common tools that you’ll need to start building with wood! You will learn which types of wood are good for home use, tips for selecting the correct wood from the hardware store or lumber yard, and which tools you’ll need to cut, assemble, and finish your woodworking project. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice correct use of each hand & power tool included in class, as well as apply your new skills by constructing your own wooden toolbox! And even if you’re current arsenal of tools won’t quite fill up your toolbox, it can easily be repurposed to hold plants, magazines, or any other house hold items that need a home! Each student will leave with one completed, wooden toolbox, a working knowledge of the basic concepts and tools necessary to complete further building projects, and resource guide on where to source your wood and tools.
TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- measuring with measuring tape, sticks, and squares
- cutting with power saws, handsaws, and mitre boxes
- assembling wood pieces with clamps, jigs, and wood screws
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding, staining, and finishing your wood pieces
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. 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.
Shane Peabody is a self-taught craftsman with 10+ years of professional woodworking experience under his tool belt. He has experience working with a multitude of materials including wood, steel, copper, and concrete. To learn more about Shane and the work he produces, please visit: http://www.beyondcratedesigns.com/
or follow him on Instagram at @beyondcratedesignssf
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