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Volksmöbel: Build Custom Plywood Furniture

Course Overview

One interpretation of folk craft is simple and straightforward: the things people make using the materials they have readily available. In the twenty-first century, lumber yards and home improvement retailers always have a supply of plywood for relatively cheap; learn how to turn that plywood into functional custom furniture for the home or studio. From tables and benches to shelving and storage, thoughtful designs can be constructed with a few tools and some creativity. Class will cover the following: types of plywood and fasteners available, sourcing basic tools needed, basic design and drafting techniques, pattern layout, assembly and finishing options. Students will each build and take home a 36” x 60” table that can pack flat for transport; skills learned in the process can then be applied to create custom furniture at home.


Sat, Nov 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $250.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Oct 5th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $100.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Oct 5th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.