THE Crafts Center
Wood Classes

For woodshop classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. All wood classes include a pass for access to the woodshop for the current semester.

Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price.

The woodshop is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


PROJECTS IN WOODimage of a woodworker
Instructor: Tim Bevacqua


After completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on requiring possible work time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $20 - $75 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used.


Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 20 – June 24

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

 

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


WOODTURNINGimage of wood bowl being turned on a lathe
Instructor: Bill Wallace

 

Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class, students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The supply fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Visit Bill’s website: newlightwoodworks.com.


Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 20 – July 1 (skip June 3)

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills

 

Supply fee
$26


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


 

HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLSimage of a wood table

Instructor: George Thomas


Interested in woodworking and have never been exposed to the larger machines, tools and processes? Students in this introductory hands-on class will learn the skill sets of machine woodworking while constructing a floating top table suitable for use at home or in any residence hall room.


Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 21 – June 25

 

Supply fee
$28


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100

 


A QUICK SHELFimage of wooden wall shelf
Instructor: George Thomas


In this fun paced introduction to woodworking, students will experience the proper use of power tools while constructing a wall shelf of their own design. On day one we’ll cut, plane and square rough wood to serve as the underlying structure for building the shelving system. Subsequent classes will be spent with each student personalizing their own shelf through creative piercing, carving, texturing, shaping, or finishing.

 

Thursday afternoons for 3 weeks, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, May 22 – June 5

 

Supply fee

$18

 

Class fee

I = $25
II = $45
III = $50

 

 

 


WORKING WOOD WITHOUT RULES
Instructor: David Trueblood

 

Learn to use a story stick and be freed from the headaches of standardized measurement. We’ll use a mix of hand and power tools to plane, cut, make joints and construct a traditional stool all without using a ruler! Simple, yet distinct, this functional project showcases the use of hand-cut through-tenons for attaching the legs and old fashioned wrought nails for fastening stretchers. Tired of rules? Come join us!


Saturday mornings for 4 weeks, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, June 7 – June 28

 

Supply fee

$18

 

Class fee

I = $33
II = $60
III = $67


For NC State Students Only - Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457