Essick Woodworking School

Woodworking Classes

About the Projects

Our classes are structured around students learning new skills and building useful pieces, pleasing to the eye and touch. Our belief is that the satisfaction that comes from making things only increases as our skill level grows. We offer a variety of interesting projects and it’s not uncommon for a beginning student to have completed a beautiful Morris Chair after one week. What makes it possible for our students to acheive these results are small classes (2-4 students) and lots of one-on-one attention. Dugan is always present and involved with each student.

5 Day Classes are Monday through Friday and start at 8am and end at 5pm, allowing for a one-hour lunch break. Town is close by, but most students choose to eat with Dugan and Lucie (shop dog) in our park-like setting in the pines outside the shop.

EWS Woodworking Classes

5 Day Class

EWS LogoBeginner to Advanced

Build one of our projects or choose a personal project to complete under expert supervision.  $1085 includes accomodations if desired. Call for details. (Does not include materials. Call for Cut List)

Classes are for beginning to advanced students with the option to choose from a variety of pre-designed or personal projects. A finished version of every project is available, as well as templates to build the piece. Additional days are $225/day.

Essick Woodworking Adirondack ChairAdirondack Chair

Essick Woodworking Craftsman Side TableCraftsman Side Table

Jotoba Rocking ChairSimple Rocking Chair

Essick Woodwroking Machinist ToolchestMachinist Tool Chest

Essick Woodworking Rolling Lower CabinetRolling Lower Cabinet

Essick Woodworking Occasional TableOccassional Table

EWW Deluxe Router TableDeluxe Router Table

Walnut MorrisMorris Chair

Plant StandPlant Stand

Cutting BoardsCutting Boards

EWS Step StoolStep Stool
EWS Pedestal TablePedestal Table

EWS LogoEWS One Day ChairOne-Day Chair Making Class

Chair building in just one day. $125

In this class I will demonstrate a process I have developed that makes chair building fast and easy.  Using this method I will show how to cut all the pieces and do the joinery necessary to assemble a chair just one day.  Common tools, shop made jigs and the Festool Domino XL make this a very fast and easy process.  Although I build a dining chair in this demonstration, this method can be used on most styles of chairs and furniture.

This is one of our most popular classes. Class size is limited – so register soon!

EWS LogoBuilding With Carbon Fibercarbon fiber class pic

Special Class $125

Carbon fiber can be a very useful material in woodworking, both structurally and aesthetically.  This class we will demonstrate how to select and use this material to solve a variety of woodworking challenges. Call for dates.

EWS LogoBuild A Sculptured Stoolscupltured stool

Special Class $475

In this weekend class you’ll learn techniques and methods used to freehand shape and sculpt wood.  All materials provided to make one sculptured stool.  Lots of fun. Leave with a very nice stool of your own making.

EWS LogoSawdust 101

Choose any two for $335 (Includes materials)

In this weekend class we start at zero. Sawdust Class PicOur goal is to offer beginners a safe and fun introduction to woodworking.  Safe use of most of the more common hand and power tools will be thoroughly covered.  Safety is a high priority and we will make sure everyone learns good habits when using power tools. Students will choose two of the three projects we offer (step stool, tool caddy or chopping board).

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EWS LogoPrivate Classes

Tailored to fit specific needs: $2400 / week / group

Private Classes are tailored to the specific needs of the student, and we work side-by-side with you from conception, design and build.  Typically in these classes we work with students on a personal project that they don’t feel ready to take on solo, or with a group with a common interest.  $2400 / week / group