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Unleash your creativity and master the art of woodworking with a variety of hands-on classes in Los Angeles. Discover the joy of working with wood as you learn essential techniques, create beautiful pieces, and gain practical skills.

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Mushroom Ottoman Workshop

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of upholstery and create your own functional and adorable toadstool ottomans with internal storage in this beginners' class. No experience necessary - all materials provided.

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Custom Table Workshop

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

This beginner's class serves as an introduction to the wood shop. Students will learn how to design, cut, paint and finish their own tables featuring a subject matter of their own interest.  This course is a total of two sessions, three hours each No experience necessary and all materials are included! 

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$195

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Wood Burning

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA

In this class you will learn how to create a small piece of woodburned art for your home. We will go through the steps of choosing the right tools, drawing and burning a design. You will leave the class with a beautiful piece of work, and a valuable creative skill to beautify wood pieces! 

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Let's Make Wood Burned Spoons

The Makery Craft Co @ 423 S Brookhurst Ave, Anaheim, CA

Okay, so remember how last holiday season you were racking your brain, trying to figure out what to get so-and-so, and whatshisname? Take this workshop and level-up your gift giving skills. Learn the gorgeous art of pyrography from Southern California artist, Emily Carr of The Blonde Moose. She'll guide you through choosing the best doodles to immortalize on to wood, as well as tips and tricks to improve your illustrations. Don't worry...

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Lighting Design

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA

In this session with Jen Wong and Chris Dorsey of Dorsey Lampworks, each student will design, create, assemble + wire his/her own lamp fixture using natural materials including hardwood and brass. All materials included.

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Wood Burned Ornaments

Makers Mess @ 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA

Are you ready to wow your family and friends with your beautiful wood burned ornaments? In this 2-hour workshop, we will go through the steps of choosing the right tools, drawing and burning a design. You will leave the class with 2 beautiful ornaments, and a valuable creative skill to beautify your own wood pieces! Don't forget to BYOB!

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Woodworking (Beginner)

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

This introductory woodworking course acquaints the student with the essential principles of woodworking.  Topics include wood technology, use of hand tools, portable power tools and basic machinery.   Designed for students with little or no woodworking experience. Emphasis is placed on proper technique, safety and shop policies for the wood working facility.

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$165

14 sessions

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Woodworking - Intermediate/Advanced

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

This course increases the student's skill in the use of hand tools, portable power tools, table saw and router, including machine anatomy, set up and fundamental operations.   Elementary joinery, adhesives, simple production techniques and wood finishes will be covered.   Topics covered include:  design, cost analysis, craftsmanship and occupational opportunities in the field. Prerequisite:   VOC WD01 or equivalent experience/intermediate...

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$165

14 sessions

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Wood Burned Coasters

Makers Mess @ 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA

Are you ready to wow your family and friends with your beautiful wood burned coasters? In this 2-hour workshop, we will go through the steps of choosing the right tools, drawing and burning a design. You will leave the class with a beautiful set of customized coasters and a valuable creative skill to beautify your own wood pieces!

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Making Custom Cabinets

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

In this class, we will cover different methods and techniques for cabinet construction. These methods can be applied to building kitchens, vanities, entertainment unit, build-in, home theaters or just a stand alone cabinet. We will build a cabinet using face frame, finish ends with frame and panel. We will cover topics such as door making from raised panels to grain matching, drawer construction using dovetail joinery, box joint or lock joints, hardware...

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$1,050

3 sessions

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Greene & Greene Inspired Night Stand

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

This nightstand offers the challenge of precision drawer construction and fitting as well as the opportunity to practice and perfect several traditional greene and greene details. The hardware for this project, including the drawer runners and stops, will be shop made as part of this project. Many topics will be covered during this class, including proud finger joints for the drawer, ebony plugs and splines, as well as various interpretations of...

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$965

5 sessions

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Joinery Techniques

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

Good joinery is key to making fine furniture that will last for generations. Many of us are intimidated by the complexity of these joints. In this class we hope to de-mystify and simplify the joinery process. We will learn western and eastern joinery and their applications, including dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails, mortise-and-tenons, angled mortise-and-tenons, lap joints, bridle joints, miter joints, scarf joints, splice joints,...

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$840

5 sessions

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Fundamentals Of Fine Woodworking

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

Fundamentals Of Fine Woodworking With Taeho Kwon (Evening Class) The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools, wood technology, choosing and preparing lumber, joinery (including...

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$870

10 sessions

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Making A Wooden Hand Plane

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

Making A Wooden Hand Plane With William Ng Using a finely tuned wooden hand plane you make yourself is probably one of woodworkings ultimate experiences. It offers a great sense of satisfaction and is a reflection of the craftsmanship. Plane making has been an honored tradition with the eastern masters, and is gaining huge popularity here in the states. In this three day class we will look at the history of hand planes and their design. We will...

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$545

3 sessions

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Sitting Bench With Traditional Eastern Joinery

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

This beautiful sitting bench is constructed using traditional timber frame joinery known for it’s integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand and machine skills. Taeho will start with a lecture on the concept and layout of the joints, as well as the preparation and sharpening of tools used. At the end of the class you will have a greater understanding of joinery beyond your basic dovetail and mortise...

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$1,175

6 sessions

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Nakashima Inspired Chair

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworkers, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, subtle details, and beauty. Don’t let its simplicity fool you. This chair requires great skill and precision to execute. It involves carving and sculpting of the seat with power and hand tools. The complex joinery has to be done accurately to ensure strength and function. Approx. 24″D, 21″W, 40″H MATERIALS: ...

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$1,040

5 sessions

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Blacker House Inspired Chair

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

This is perhaps the most difficult class we offer at our school. This class is not for the faint hearted. This chair will challenge every area of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, sculpting of the crest rail using an angle grinder, inlay techniques for the back slat, scribing techniques, angled mortise & tenons, and compound angles. We’ll also be covering details such as leg...

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$1,535

8 sessions

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Shoji Lamp

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

In this week long course, you’ll embark on a learning journey adding traditional eastern joinery such as the birds beak, three-way miter, mitered lap joints, and many other shoji style joints. This class will enhance all woodworkers’ skill levels using power and hand tools. Precision is the key to making this lamp come together. Taeho spent two years in Korea learning from some of the great masters who are considered national treasures. The only...

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$1,495

7 sessions

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Maloof Inspired Sculpted Rocking Chair

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

Maloof Inspired Sculpted Rocking Chair With William Ng The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We will also use a grinder and power-carver to help shape the seat...

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$1,570

7 sessions

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Roubo Bench Build

William Ng School of Woodworking @ 1340 North Dynamics St, Anaheim, CA

ROUBO BENCH The workbench is the heart of the shop and it’s where most woodworking is done. A good workbench will provide stability and numerous options in securing your work for those critical woodworking moments. Some of the construction methods will include making large mortise and tenons, cutting angled square dog holes, milling, gluing, and assembly. This workbench will be constructed with the finest hard maple and will complimented with...

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$2,990

8 sessions

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Reviews for Woodworking Classes in Los Angeles

Woodworking Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.5 stars based on 221 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Woodworking (Beginner)

    Anonymous review on 4/24/2018
    I enjoyed the course very much. The instructor is very knowledgable.
  • Let's Make Wood Burned Spoons

    Reviewed by Molly K. on 9/18/2016
    The burning wooden spoons class was terrific. It was fun and definitely something I'd recommend for others to take.
  • Woodworking (Beginner)

    Reviewed by Lisa L. on 6/13/2016
    Great class with a great knowledgable teacher. Learned so much and can't wait to take the class again.

Discover the Best Woodworking Classes in Los Angeles

Woodworking is a career path that includes project design, tool handling, and construction skills while creating products for personal or commercial use. For example, a woodworker may make furniture to sell at craft shows, build homes as a carpenter, or even create wooden sculptures. In this way, woodworking provides Los Angeles residents with a unique range of benefits. Thankfully, you can find multiple training options in the area if you’re interested in this career.

Why You Should Learn Woodworking in Los Angeles

There’s a timelessness to woodworking that other, more modern, arts don’t possess. After all, people have carved wood tools and designs for thousands of years, giving wooden pieces an always stylish feel. As a result, learning woodworking in Los Angeles may help creative people find a new outlet with a relaxing hobby that minimizes their anxiety and stress. 

Furthermore, woodworking has a social element that other arts do not. For example, woodworking clubs and social groups often meet in larger cities to share ideas and discuss career advancement. Even better, you can make money as a woodworker, whether as a full-time job or a part-time side hustle. In these and other ways, woodworking is a great skill to master.

In-Person Woodworking Classes in Los Angeles

Various schools and educational facilities in Los Angeles provide in-person woodworking courses for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, you should find a program that easily fits your interests and abilities.

Making Custom Cabinets

Making Custom Cabinets helps you learn how to craft useful kitchen cabinets for your home. You’ll also learn how to craft vanities, entertainment units, home theaters, and stand-alone cabinets. The class starts by teaching you basic carpentry and woodworking skills before progressing to advanced subjects, like lathing, grooving, and finishing wood to produce a more attractive look.

Woodworking (Beginner)

If you’re new to woodworking and need help mastering the basics, try this Woodworking (Beginner) at Mt. San Antonio College. During the course, you’ll study wood technology, hand tools, and various power equipment. Subjects like proper measurement, safe tool usage, and stylistic design concepts will keep you engaged and improve your woodworking knowledge. 

Woodworking (Intermediate/Advanced)

After finishing the basic course at Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles, you can try this more advanced Woodworking (Intermediate/Advanced) course. It covers extensive topics, like lathing, wood finishes, adhesives, design, cost analysis, and craftsmanship. It should help you transition to more advanced woodworking projects and prepare you for a rewarding career or hobby.

Beginner Calligraphy Wood Signs 

If sign-making appeals to you, this course will teach you how to craft attractive wooden signs with gorgeous calligraphy. You’ll not only learn basic woodworking skills but practice carving intricate messages in the wood’s surface. Even better, you’ll learn how to use toxin-free materials and techniques that make this an environmentally safe skill to learn.

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking 

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking, taught at the William Ng School of Woodworking, covers comprehensive woodworking topics. You study fundamentals like design, mock-ups, drawing, tool sharpening, safe hand tool usage, effective power tool handling, and complex mechanical processes. These concepts include lathing, jointing, drilling, and sanding.

Wood Burning

Wood burning uses a small, focused burner that scorches a board’s surface to create dark and gorgeous designs. In this Makers Mess Wood Burning course, you’ll learn how to produce unique wood burning styles and handle multiple tools. This class works best when you’ve already learned general woodworking techniques and combine them with wood burning.

Let’s Make Wood Burned Spoons

The Makery Craft Co. provides this interesting course, in which you’ll learn how to craft Wood-Burned Spoons. You’ll master how to choose designs that fit on spoons and practice wood burning techniques. After finishing, you take home a set of gorgeous spoons you can use at home and techniques adaptable to multiple projects. 

Virtual Woodworking Classes 

While in-person woodworking classes provide an immersive experience that teaches you the ins-and-outs of this art, virtual courses may work just as well. Online programs let you learn woodworking anywhere you want, such as in your home, while on vacation, or even on business trips. As long as you have a computer, you can learn these skills. 

That adaptability is easily the biggest benefit of online courses. You can also work on whatever project you want and adapt techniques to your skill level, minimizing confusion. That said, this option does have a few downsides. You’ll have to find a place to practice your woodworking and must buy all the tools and materials for your course. 

However, the best online woodworking classes still provide many benefits that make them worth your time. If you don’t feel like braving LA’s noxious traffic or just want to practice at home, virtual training can immerse you in woodworking and ensure that you learn its necessary skills. Thankfully, there should be plenty of training options for you to consider.

In-Progress Portfolio Critique 

In-Progress Portfolio Critique  works well for people with a woodworking portfolio they want to improve. It pairs you with a skilled art professional who can teach you about better techniques, including more accurately rendering designs in your wood. Though designed for multiple artistic mediums, this course can help woodworkers better understand their skills and how to use them.

Virtual Wood Burning for Beginners 

If you’re interested in adding more decorative elements to your wood projects, Virtual Wood Burning for Beginners may suit you. It teaches you wood burning basics, such as using tools, creating designs, and integrating them with various wood items. Though you don’t learn skills like cutting or sawing, you can take this course to supplement traditional woodworking skills.

Private Group Woodworking Classes in Los Angeles

Woodworking classes for private groups in Los Angeles can provide your business with a unique team-building experience. Rather than booking your thousandth kayaking or paintballing adventure, you can teach your employees a truly useful skill. Even if you don’t work in carpentry, these woodworking classes can be a lot of fun.

Thankfully, CourseHorse can help you by creating a private workshop that works for your needs. Though they don’t have a course listed now, you can contact them to learn more about options in Los Angeles. They’ll help you identify a unique class option, set up all the billing information, and ensure that your employees have a lot of fun. 

Furthermore, CourseHorse lets you change your group size if people drop out, sends you a confirmation within 24 hours, and never charges booking fees. Those are significant benefits for smaller companies, particularly startups. Rather than spending your entire entertainment budget on one class, CourseHorse can help you find an affordable option.

Even better, CourseHorse supports multiple platforms, including most Windows and Apple operating systems. As a result, your team won’t feel locked out because they have the wrong computer for the class. It even works with many mobile platforms, meaning your crew can set up their phone or tablet in the garage, listen to lectures, and practice their woodworking.

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