Beginning Woodworking 

This class is designed for anyone who has not had much (or any at all) experience working with wood or tools, or wants a refresher. Participants will have a chance to explore their creative and practical, problem solving sides, and learn about safety, design, wood, power tools and some hand tools in a supportive learning environment. Machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw, drill press, and miter saw will be covered as well as jig saws, drills, routers, and sanders. Each participant will design and build a small project of individual choice.

Cost of materials not included.

 Registration to begin May 1st. 

Course is limited to 4 people per date.



Build a Tile Top Table

Participants will learn about basic woodworking tools and processes while building a small pine tile top end table to take home. In a highly supervised and safe environment, students will cover the basics of plan reading, measuring and marking, cutting, drilling, sanding, building, tiling, and finishing.


Registration to begin May 1st.

Course is limited to 6 people per date. 



Beginning Relief Carving

Come learn how to carve with traditional European and Japanese carving tools. Through demonstrations and hands on practice, you can see what just a couple of carving tools can do. Play with techniques and chisels to carve a design out of basswood. If you have cloth gloves, please bring them. No experience necessary. Tools provided during class sessions. Basswood included in price.  


Registration to begin May 1st. 

Course is limited to 6 people per date.



Make Your Own Shaker Bench - Cutting Dovetails By Hand

While building their own Shaker bench, students will focus on making the hand cut dovetail joint, one ot the most admired joints in the field of furniture making.  We will be making through dovetails as are shown to the left.  Half blind dovetails, used in the front part of a drawer will be discussed. Students will learn to make a wedged mortice and tenon joint that will make up the cross support of the bench. Designed for beginning woodworkers or those who have not made these joints.  All tools and materials weill be supplied. 

Registration to begin May 1.

Course is limited to 8 people per date. 



Build a Frame at Home

Learn the tricks to making perfect miter joints with attractive reinforced spline corner details.

This is a beginning class that can be done at home with all the tools and materials you need provided by HatchSpace. Detailed instructions are included. For problems you can’t solve, our instructors will be available to answer your questions by email, phone, or zoom.

Frame kit sign out and instructor support available in one week time slots. 

Registration to begin May 1st. 

Course is limited to 6 people per date.



Beginning Woodworking for Women

This class is designed for women who have not had much (or any at all) experience working with wood or tools. Participants will have a chance to explore their creative and practical, problem solving sides, and learn about safety, design, wood, power tools and some hand tools in a supportive learning environment. Machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw, drill press,and miter saw will be covered as well as jig saws, drills, routers, and sanders. Each participant will design and build a small project of individual choice.

Cost of materials not included.

Registration - Fall 2021

Course is limited to 5 people per date.

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