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Woodworking & Furniturecraft

Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Course Overview

None of us are getting out of this alive, so we may as well bury ourselves in our work! Put your hands to work making something truly useful while also building a strong base of woodworking skills. The above-ground applications of your resulting project are numerous–a bookshelf, coffee table, storage container, or an entertainment center, not to mention a great conversation piece. 
Beginning woodworkers will enjoy acquiring new skills, while more advanced participants will have ample opportunity to apply their talents. Chop saws to block planes, screw guns to dovetail joinery–this course covers a range of important skills while offering the opportunity to manage the key details such as proper sizing, joinery, handle construction, hardware, and design options. Students will develop woodworking skills that will last a lifetime (and beyond). The casket materials include cabinet-grade pine, birch for handles, and bronze fastenings. You may bring a partner to work on one casket for the single tuition rate.

Required Tools

  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Pencils
  • Eye & ear protection (Available for purchase @ North House School Store)
  • Tape measure
  • Dust mask

Optional Tools

  • ¼-3/8-½" chisels
  • Screw drivers
  • Low angle block plane (available @ North House School Store)
  • Saw: rip and cross cut
  • Cordless drill & bits
  • Belt sander
  • Router


Fri, Jan 26th, 2024  –  Sun, Jan 28th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $315.00
Materials fee: $345.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Randy Schnobrich
Randy Schnobrich
Grand Marais, MN

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Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket