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Timbered Workbench: Early American Style

Course Overview

Have bench, will travel? Indeed - with this workbench you can do both! A fine workbench is an essential fixture in the home workshop. In this class students will build a sturdy timbered workbench based on early American designs using simple and classic joinery that echoes timber framing techniques. Mortise and tenon joints of different sizes are used so the finished bench is held together with wedges and can easily be disassembled. The portable, knock-down features of this workbench make it a versatile addition to your workspace and easy to load to bring home. Dimensions: 38"H x 72"L x 30"W (with some variations possible). The bench is made using white pine timbers for the legs and top, and ash for the wedges.


Fri, Mar 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 18th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Intermediate
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $530.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018
Includes materials fee of $245.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

I hesitate to require tools, but if you have tools bring them because it is beneficial to use the tools you are familiar with or in some cases learn to use the tools you own.  If you don't own tools and plan to buy them, it is perhaps better to wait until after the class at North House in which we will discuss tools and the right tools to buy.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018
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