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Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

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.

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  • 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this furniture class:

Craft your own contemporary and minimalist side table, constructed using oak and classic half-lap joints

Woodworking is a hobby that has historically required a connection to someone who really knows their way around a workshop.

Are you unable to casually dabble in woodworking because you need tools and space, but you don’t want to commit to a woodworking apprenticeship?

We are here to be your woodworking plug. This workshop will get you started with the skills needed to design and build the furniture of your dreams.

You’ll begin this workshop with a few pieces of oak. You’ll then cut and shape the oak into the individual parts of your table, using a mitre saw, a router table, a table saw, and a belt sander.

Never used any of those? Don’t worry! Each workshop has a “guide” who is there to guide you (obvi)!

After tool time, you will make sure everything fits together precisely before assembling your masterpiece.

Skill Level:

  • This course is designed for beginners with little or no prior woodworking experience but includes some advanced aspects of woodworking so it can be enjoyed by people of all skill levels.
What You’ll Be Making:

  • A small oak table, approximately 15 inches high with a 9 inch square top.

Click here if you want to book for the Date Night couple class instead.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations or rescheduling requests 7 business days or more prior to start of a workshop can receive a 95% refund (less one time enrollment fee) or full credit towards a future workshop.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling requests between 7-3 business days prior to start of a workshop will receive a credit of 50% towards a future workshop.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling requests made within 3 business days prior to start of a workshop will not receive any refund or credit.

All cancellation/rescheduling requests should be sent directly to [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Craftsman Ave (529)

(4.7-star rating across 529 reviews)
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Rachel C. on 3/2/2024
    The instructor David Sokoler was fantastic. He was funny and personable. He was also knowledgeable and made himself available to us as a resource for any questions we had about woodworking in general or our personal projects. The class was cute and served as a great introduction to power tools and was accessible even without prior experience.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Greg G. on 11/13/2023
    Will, the instructor for my class was a great teacher. He was very informative, friendly and held an organized and fun class for beginners. He is very knowledgeable on tools, safety and wood finishes and shared a lot of information with us. Overall it was a fun experience and I highly recommend the class to anyone interested.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Anonymous review on 10/25/2023
    Good class. Lots of fun. The instructors were great. Would definitely take another class.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Crandell D W. on 5/14/2023
    I really enjoyed my time at the craftsmen studio. The instructor Will did such a great job in making me feel comfortable while making a side table. Will did a great job in showing me the safety features of the equipment that was used to make the side table. Will has gained my respect because he is such a great teacher. He was very conversational & knowledgeable about wood working. Fantastic teacher & class
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by zaineb a. on 4/22/2023
    my friend and i took the class with chris jeffries and it was so much fun. it was very exciting to walk out with a table that we each made. i have wanted to try woodworking for a long time and it did not disappoint. can't wait to build something else.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Anonymous review on 3/15/2023
    This was such a fun and educational course. The instructor and other staff members were so nice too and made the entire experience wonderful.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Anonymous review on 1/13/2023
    The instructors, Michelle and Mossimo, were great—friendly, answered questions, and helpful. Fun class although the table was so small. Could it have been a little bigger? Like 12 by 12? And I understand it’s a beginners course and I don’t know much about woodworking, but I was surprised that our table was held together by glue, not nails…. Are there multi week courses so we can learn more advanced information & make other items?
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by James D. on 1/9/2023
    Such a great experience. The staff was incredible, friendly and helpful. Was very informative without being too hands-on. Would definitely recommend!
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Ivelisse E. on 10/16/2022
    It was unbelievable, i love it, wish there was a part 2
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Varia S. on 10/4/2022
    It was a great class in a sense that it was quite easy. The studio had prepared the design of the stool we were building as well as the sequence of construction with every tool having a custom jig that allowed for perfect cuts and tight fits. It ended up just being three students including myself which meant we could ask many questions without holding up the class.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Anonymous review on 10/2/2022
    This class was delightful! The instructors were delightful, the other participants were delightful, and the project was delightful. I am certainly going to return in the future.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Amelia W. on 9/14/2022
    The make a side table class was amazing with two truly fun, patient instructors that'd help you with your table and any problems you came across. You get to sand its edges how you want, though you won't paint it after it's made. It was neat to see what people made and they offered beer after the class. It is a lot of work in those 4 hours: we used 3 different types of (automatic) saws so it gave you a good taste of what a multi-week woodworking class would be like. Great place and can't wait to go back for more classes.
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Sarah B. on 8/27/2022
    This was an awesome class. It's amazing what I learned to do in four hours. Take 3 pieces of wood and transform them into a table, a very nice, sturdy, not wobbly table. The instructor was very experienced and answered all questions and helped us out whenever need- all with a ton of patience, encouragement , and enthusiasm. I look forward to taking another course at Craftman Avenue. The small class size was great the environment was comfy, had all the tools needed- measuring tools, clamps, etc.. it's a wonderful space, wonderful people. Well worth it in every respect
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Marilyn C. on 7/3/2022
    Wonderful class! Booked this as a birthday gift for my partner and we both had a great time! Highly recommend to anyone interested in intro woodworking class. Looking forward to taking more classes with Craftsman Avenue!!
  • Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

    Reviewed by Aleksander S. on 6/28/2022
    very pleased with the class and instruction
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

The Craft a Side Table class at Craftsman Avenue has received generally positive reviews from participants. Many students appreciated the friendly, knowledgeable, and patient instructors who were skilled at teaching them how to use the tools and equipment. Students were particularly pleased with having tangible results after finishing the side table they personally crafted. Many loved how suitable the small, perfectly crafted table was for their small apartments. Apart from practical woodworking skills, participants also reported learning valuable safety measures. Many students expressed interest in registering for future classes in order to enhance their woodworking skills. Quotes: 1. "It was a great class in the sense that it was quite easy. The studio had prepared the design of the stool we were building as well as the sequence of construction with every tool having a custom jig that allowed for perfect cuts and tight fits." 2. "I was very motivated to learn about the types of saws we would be using during the class and Jeff was great at breaking down each saw and its most optimal uses for our project." 3. "Everyone's stool came out pretty good. Got a chance to use some tools I had never used before."

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Question from Anonymous
Hello, I wanna know if I booked this class for my fiance , would he finish the side table at the end of the session and take it as a gift with him ?
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I am a complete beginner- is that okay? Also, are there any additional costs for the class? If so what are they?
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This course is designed for beginners with little or no prior woodworking experience. Everything is provided.
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Hi, are there additional costs? Like material cost, etc.
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Is there additional cost, like materials?
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Hi there! Everything is provided.
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Question from Conner P.
Hi, do you happen to have any pictures of a completed table from this course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Conner! You may check a recently built table here http://prntscr.com/oi4xuq. Hope this helps!
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Question from Susane K.
Hi, will the tools be supplied? And is there any particular dress code?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Susane, tools are provided. For dress: closed toe shoes and clothes that aren't baggy. Hope that helps!
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Question from Blake S.
What is the size of a "small table"?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there, Blake! The table is small, a little over 7"x7" and is intended to hold a pot or vase. I hope this answers your question! Have a good day!
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Question from ME S.
Hey! Will you be doing more classes through May and June?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have the list of upcoming schedule for this class. You may save this class to your wish list so you'd be notified once new schedule is up. Thanks!
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Is this just one class or multiple?
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Hey Meagan, this is a one session class.
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Question from Anonymous
What are the age and gender that tend to take this class? Thanks
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! The classes are very mixed in terms of gender and age, but usually, it would be a 50%-50% mix female and male, ages between 22-40.
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