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SOLD OUT Furniture Making 1 (Wednesdays)


Wednesday Evenings

July 12th to August 23rd, 2023

6:00PM – 10:00PM

Required Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Woodworking or Equivalent Course

The 2nd class in our comprehensive series, Furniture Making 1 begins to apply the core principles taught in Fundamentals of Woodworking. Students will craft their own mid-century style side table while learning about design, plans and schematics, furniture templates, selecting wood, milling, joinery, shaping, sanding, finishing and more.

Materials are included.

See below for more detail.

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Furniture Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Time Frame

Part-Time, Weekdays – Evening

Name: Furniture Making 1
Instructor: Mark Love
Skill Level: Upper Beginner to Intermediate
Required Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Woodworking or Equivalent Course

Age: You must be at least 18 years old to participate


Class Description:

The 2nd class in our comprehensive series, Furniture Making 1 begins to apply the fundamental concepts taught in Fundamentals of Woodworking to creating beautiful furniture. This side table is designed by Mark Love and includes mid-century style curved legs with wedged through tenons protruding the rounded square top.

Students will get the chance to use both machines and hand tools while refreshing their fundamentals and learning new furniture making techniques. Student will learn the structural, aesthetic, and wood-movement concerns that have gone into the design and plans. They will learn how to choose, mark, and rough out parts from rough lumber to maximize structural and aesthetic effectiveness. Build on the milling skills learned in Fundamentals of Woodworking. Use a biscuit jointer to assemble the top and shelf. Make mortise and tenon joints using the Pantorouter. Use the plunge router with a guide bushing – in conjunction with a pattern – to plunge the through mortises in the top. Learn how to shape wood parts using a pattern, a bandsaw, and a flush-trim bit on the router table. Create a “fingernail” detail in several places using hand tools and / or router. Use a Festool domino jointer to join the shelf to the sides and learn techniques of sanding and how they affect shape and final finish.


Class Topics:

  • Design considerations
  • Understanding plans and schematics
  • Creating and using templates
  • Wood / part selection
  • Roughing-out and milling
  • Shaping and aesthetic components
  • Mortise and tenon joinery
  • Biscuit joinery and domino joinery
  • Edge Profiles
  • Sanding
  • Finishing (if time allows)



Every Wednesday Evening (7 weeks) – July 12th to August 23rd, 2023


What to bring:

The tools for this class are recommended. This means that we have everything you will need if you don’t own your own tools. You can bring your own, borrow them or buy them from us.


  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Dust protection
  • Your own tools
    • Chisels and mallet
      • Set of bench chisels
      • Lightweight mallet
    • Measuring tools
      • Tape measure
      • Combination square
    • Marking instruments
      • Pencil
      • Light colored lumber crayon
      • Marking knife
    • Notebook


  • Japanese flush-cut pull saw
  • Marking gauge
  • #4 hand plane
  • Water and snack



Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

See our Refund Policy here

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