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Discover the art of woodworking and unleash your creativity with a variety of hands-on woodworking classes in NYC. Learn the skills and techniques to create beautiful, functional pieces while gaining the satisfaction of working with your hands.

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Craft a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of woodworking and create a contemporary side table using oak and classic half-lap joints at Craftsman Ave. Unleash your creativity and design the perfect piece of furniture for your home in this beginner-friendly workshop.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6–10pm Eastern Time

Make a Classic Longboard/Skateboard

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of woodworking and create your self-powered ride at Craftsman Ave. Join this workshop and learn to design and build your very own old-school Pintail Longboard Skateboard. Perfect for cruising and carving, this classic skateboard will surely turn heads.

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 6–10pm Eastern Time

Make A Wooden Pen

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Discover the art of woodworking as you learn to create your own exquisite wooden pens in this hands-on class. No prior experience is needed as instructor Leanora Kovacs guides you through every step, providing tips and tricks along the way. Choose from a variety of exotic and domestic woods to make a beautiful, lasting object.

Friday Feb 16th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

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Introduction to the Lathe

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

A lathe is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform operations like cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with radial symmetry. Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include bowls, baseball bats, pens, table and chair legs, balusters, spars such as booms, gaffs, and masts, candlesticks, cue sticks, and musical instruments...

Thursday Mar 14th, 5–8pm Eastern Time

Hand Tool Sharpening

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Master the art of sharpening hand woodworking tools to perfection. Discover the secrets of achieving an edge so fine it can shave hair. Gain in-depth knowledge about cutting-edge geometry and practice sharpening techniques using power grinders, low-speed grinders, whetstones, and more.

Thursday Dec 14th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Buddy Up! Craft a Side Table

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the joy of woodworking with Craftsman Ave. This beginner-friendly workshop will teach you how to design and build a small oak table, with guidance from an expert "guide". Plus, bring a friend and create a masterpiece together!

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6–10pm Eastern Time

Introduction to the Scroll Saw

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

A scroll saw is used to cut intricate curves in wood, metal, and other materials. The scroll saw's name derives from its traditional use in making sculptural ornaments that prominently featured scroll-head designs. The fineness of its blade allows it to cut more delicately than a handheld power jigsaw, and more easily than a hand coping saw. While somewhat similar to a band saw, a scroll saw uses a reciprocating blade rather than a continuous loop....

Thursday Feb 29th, 5–8pm Eastern Time

Make A Cheese Slicer & Charcuterie Board

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

This workshop will include the materials and supplies to create a small cheese cutting board and a larger charcuterie board or cutting board made of different species of wood. This will be a two day workshop in which the first day will be picking out your wood, designing your pattern, squaring up the pieces and gluing them overnight. The next day will be trimming, sanding, finishing and adding hardware. This class is suitable for beginners and seasoned...

Friday Feb 23rd, 6–8pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Project Managing Your Kitchen Renovation

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Or maybe installing a few new cabinets or a kitchen island? Then join woodworker Allen Brink for this one-evening talk and demonstration about project managing a kitchen renovation. Whether you're exploring a DIY renovation and want to learn what's involved with hands-on cabinet making and installation, or you want tips for how to successfully work with a contractor, this class puts you in touch with...

Thursday Feb 22nd, 5–8pm Eastern Time

Make Your Own Hinged Box

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

In this course, students will learn how to cut and assemble a box with mitered corners and decorative spline joinery. In addition, students will also learn how to cut a lid from the box and use hand tools to mount brass hinges. Lastly, a lesson in finishing and some take-home finishing supplies will be provided. Skills students will acquire through completion of this course:  Cutting rabbets and dados with the dado blade Cutting miters...

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Group/Family Boatbuilding Class: Carolina Skiff

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Come join us for this hands-on boatbuilding course designed for families and/or friends to work as a team building a Carolina Skiff from start to finish. This is a unique opportunity to work with a master woodworker and shipwright, Wayne Ford, whose experience includes participating in the restoration of the sloop Woody Guthrie and the sloop Clearwater. Wayne will lead this course over three full days, teaching your team how to work together to...

Thursday Jan 4th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Family/Group Build: Make A Cornhole Set

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Join veteran teacher, woodworker, and craftsperson Kathy Prisco for the ultimate summer project: making your own cornhole set. This easy DIY project will give you and your loved ones the perfect game for this season and many more.  When you purchase a ticket for your group or family, you can bring up to 4 guests. (Due to safety and space factors, each group is limited to 5 members total.) Kathy will guide you from start to finish in cutting,...

Wednesday May 1st, 5–8pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Furniture Restoration and Repair

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Max Smith, a professional Piano Tuner, Luthier, Boat Builder, and Woodworking enthusiast will teach a new course covering methods used to conserve structural and cosmetic details concerning furniture. Examples will be provided of common wear and deterioration and mishandled prior repairs. The instructor will guide students in troubleshooting problems with pieces that the students bring in to restore. Due to the varying nature of repairs that may...

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Date Night: Pinewood Derby - Car Racing for Everyone!

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Depending on your upbringing, this workshop either offers you a chance at redemption for the pinewood derby race from 1996 that you placed second in, or it provides an opportunity to participate in the pinewood derby race that you would’ve loved to do when you were in the third grade, but didn’t get to due to your mom missing the signup date for cub scouts because she had a new boyfriend whom she had to drive to work every day because his license...

Wednesday Jan 31st, 6–10pm Eastern Time

Date Night: Craft a Side Table

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of woodworking and create your own contemporary side table at Craftsman Ave. Get hands-on experience using a variety of tools and materials, and take home a beautiful piece of furniture to showcase your craftsmanship. Perfect for beginners and hobbyists alike.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6–10pm Eastern Time

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Discover the Best Woodworking Classes in NYC

Woodworkers use expert crafting skills and tools to produce items for personal or commercial use. For instance, woodworking may include measuring, cutting, finishing, attaching, and modeling wood to produce dressers, tables, picture frames, wooden flooring, support walls, and couches. If you’re interested in learning this skill in New York City to start a career or a new hobby, you can choose from multiple high-quality classes that make this experience simpler.

Why You Should Learn Woodworking in NYC

Many people learn woodworking as a hobby, as it can help reduce stress and minimize anxiety. Others join social clubs, where they meet up with other woodworkers and share projects, tips, and career advice. Even if you never sell a single item, learning woodworking can expand your personal interests and make you a more well-rounded individual.

Woodworking also provides you with job skills that may improve your career. For example, furniture manufacturing firms in NYC may need woodworkers to create high-quality molds and products for their customers. Even if you don’t become a full-time woodworker, you could start a side hustle making photo frames, signs, and other items and selling them directly to customers.

In-Person Woodworking Classes & Schools in NYC

New York City provides many woodworking training options that can help you master this art. These classes include school-based learning, support from professional trainers, and material access. During each class, you’ll learn and master multiple skills, like lathing, cutting, and joining. Here are several woodworking courses in NYC that you may enjoy. 

Craft a Side Table 

Craft a Side Table, a hands-on woodworking class offered in Brooklyn. teaches you basic woodworking techniques used for crafting an attractive side table. It’s designed for people with no woodworking experience and gradually introduces you to tools as well as crafting methods like sanding and joining. All materials come with the course and, when you’re done, you take home a new piece of furniture. 

Make Your Own Picture Frame 

Are you interested in more small-scale projects, like picture frames? This course, Make Your Own Picture Frame, offered by Hudson River Maritime Museum will teach you how to do just that. You’ll learn how to cut, finish, polish, and square wood. You’ll also master grooving and joining methods that make your frames more attractive. Then, you may adapt these techniques into other projects, such as making tables.

Date Night: Craft a Side Table 

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your significant other, this Craft a Side Table course may work well for you. Held by Craftsman Ave (the same team who created the first course on this list), you and your partner will craft a side table together. You’ll learn how to use skill saws, miters, lathes, and other important tools. You can then use these abilities to produce personal or commercial items.

Build Your Own Skin-On Frame Canoe 

This Build Your Own Skin-On Frame Canoe course focuses on teaching you the necessary skills for crafting a canoe. Held by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, you’ll learn how to frame a canoe with wood strips, wrap its skin, and craft joints. Once finished, you have a usable canoe to take home. Most of these techniques can be used with other wood-based projects.

Wooden Spoon Carving 

Another Hudson River Maritime Museum Course, wooden spoon carving teaches you how to cut hard pieces of wood to produce attractive spoons. You’ll learn various carving methods, including whittling, to produce gorgeous spoons you can use at home. Even better, you can use these techniques to produce other items, such as forks and knives, for your kitchen. 

Introduction to Square Rule Timber Framing 

Those interested in more advanced carpentry skills may do well in an Introduction to Square Rule Timber Framing course. It teaches you how to create structural frames for barns, garages, homes, and other buildings. You’ll learn skills like measuring, cutting, squaring, framing, and joining wood. When you’re done, you can take other classes to master home construction and design. 

Virtual Woodworking Classes & Schools

Virtual woodworking classes provide benefits that in-person courses cannot. For example, if you work a full-time job or have children, you can take online woodworking courses and learn from home. Even better, you can attend workshops while you’re on the go. For example, if you go visit a friend across the country, you can take your computer and still attend classes. 

Furthermore, online courses help you avoid the annoyance of New York City traffic. Rather than having to fight for a taxi or a subway seat, you can just sit at home, relax, and complete your training. Though some in-person courses in NYC may offer hybrid options, online-only classes save you that travel time and keep you safely in your apartment. 

That said, you’ll have to buy your own materials and tools for online courses, which can be tough in NYC. You’ll have to carefully protect your apartment with plastic sheeting and other items to minimize wood dust. That said, virtual courses still provide a great resource for your training. On that note, here are a few online woodworking classes that may work well for you:

  • In-Progress Portfolio Critique: This course includes a live professor who provides helpful criticism of your wooden art to improve your overall skills. For example, they can examine your furniture, gauge its design, and help you produce better overall work.
  • Wooden Ornament Painting: If you’re interested in cute and attractive ornaments to hang on your tree or sell in art shows, this class may work well for you. It’s a beginner-level course that will immerse you in tool use, wood finishing, and more.
  • Virtual Wood Burning: Wood burning pairs well with other woodworking skills to produce attractive and engaging artwork. This course teaches you about its tools and techniques to enhance your wooden art.

Private Group Woodworking Classes in NYC

Are you looking for a fun team-building event that will bring your employees closer together? Private woodworking classes may be just what you need. CourseHorse provides multiple live, online group classes that immerse your team in this art. They’ll learn important skills and techniques, such as finishing and staining wood and using jigsaws and miter saws. 

These private group woodworking classes for NYC include a personalized approach suited for your team. For example, CourseHorse can help you find an instructor who can teach basic woodworking skills to help an inexperienced team. They also provide adaptable group sizing, easy class-size adjustability, quick confirmation, and no booking fees. 

What if you have a remote team with multiple computer platforms? CourseHorse works with most options, such as Windows operating systems and Apple computers. They even have a mobile app that can help your on-the-go employees complete their coursework and stay focused. In this way, your class should go smoothly and effectively.

While they don’t have a course available on their site at the moment, you can reach out to them through their online contact form to ask about future classes. They can help you find an option that makes sense for you and provide hands-on support throughout this process. In this way, you can get the woodworking training experience that your employees deserve.

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