Loading... Please wait...

CWD 100-I19 | Introductory Woodworking + Furniture Intensive

CWD 100-I19 | Introductory Woodworking + Furniture Intensive

Mon-Fri, 1/7-1/11, 9AM-4PM, Room: 314

Maximum Enrollment: 10 LBS

Course Description

Working in MECA's state-of-the-art woodworking studios, students will learn basic woodworking and furniture making techniques with the goal of completing a simple Shaker side table. Students will learn safe and proper usage of basic hand tools and woodworking equipment, as well as basic joinery techniques, and finishing. Some of the techniques we will cover include: lumber preparation, milling processes, mortise and tenon joinery, hand shaping, sanding, and finishing. Each student will leave with a strong introduction to the basic processes of furniture making, and small side table at least most of the way completed.

TUITION: $335 + fees: $75
CEUs: 3.5

Joe Lendway earned his BFA in Woodworking + Furniture Design from Maine College of Art. Since graduating, he has worked with a variety of local furniture makers, including Matt Hutton and Jamie Johnston, and has assisted local artists on a variety of large and small scale projects. Joe currently designs and builds custom furniture out of his studio at the Open Bench Project, a community maker space in Portland.


  • Safety googles
  • hearing protection
  • a tape measure
  • a pencil

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

Wait lists are available by calling our office.

Sign up for our email newsletter

•Find out when new course listings come available
•Learn about special events
•See what people are making

Or if you prefer a physical catalog, CLICK HERE
Thank you to our Media Sponsor, Maine Today Media – Press Herald.