Forget the frigid temps, Omicron Covid, and winter blues. A woodworking class might just be the ticket to get out of the house and create something!
Our classes will be small with only a few folks, and everyone will be required to wear a mask so your COVID exposure will be minimal.
Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn from Master Woodworker, Phil Huber, who is also the host of the TV Show, WoodSmith Shop. This is a great opportunity to get some quality woodworking training from an expert right here in Des Moines.
Classes are generally for beginner (some intermediate) woodworkers and cover a range of topics. You can sign up for $35 for each class ($25 for the 2-session Japanese Storage Box).
To sign up, simply visit our Online Payment page (opens in a new window) to register and pay. Be sure to fill in the Reason with the name of the class or classes you are signing up for. Classes are starting soon and spots are limited, so sign up soon if you're interested!
Phil Huber is the host of the Woodsmith Shop TV show and the multimedia editor for Woodsmith magazine. He's been woodworking for nearly 30 years. He enjoys building for friends and family including wall cabinets, tables, boxes, carved bowls and spoons. He works in a small shop at the back of his garage and loves to put old tools back into use.
Spring 2022 Class Schedule:
Japanese-style Storage Box
What you will do/learn : Commonly used as a carpenter's toolbox, this solid, simple box works for storing all kinds of stuff around your home... and looks way cooler than a plastic tub! Best of all, it's built from common, inexpensive lumber. The box features a clever sliding lid. During this two-session class, you'll make your own version and learn about fundamental woodworking skills from cutting simple joinery by hand or machine, and cutting parts to size accurately, and assembling parts with confidence.
Build a Benchtop Workstation
What you will do/learn : Sometimes called a benchtop bench or a Moxon vise, this project raises your work surface to a more comfortable height. It features a small work area and a wide vise for securing a workpiece. During this three-session class, join Phil Huber as you make one for yourself. This project was featured in Woodsmith magazine.
Build a Sliding Door Wall Cabinet
What you will do/learn :Learn essential woodworking skills while making this clever storage cabinet. This class is ideal for someone new to woodworking, though more experienced woodworkers will enjoy the process as well. As shown, it's a handy cabinet for the shop, garage, or basement. Use nicer materials and change up the door panels and this works well in a bathroom, pantry, or almost anywhere. During this three-session class, you'll learn about making a sturdy case, building doors, and drawers.