Rosewood Studio School of Fine Woodworking; Tools, Courses, Workshops and Instruction

The Craftsmanship Series

         Our Craftsmanship Series was developed to provide flexibility and a logical approach to achieving an accomplished level of furniture making skills. Each workshop is designed to advance the student’s skills in a useful progression, expanding on the material covered in the previous workshops in the series. We strive to make the programs both achievable and challenging, maintaining enough flexibility for students of various skill levels.
   Our Craftsmanship series includes courses like Excellence With Hand Tools, Mastering Machinery,  Joinery For Furniture MakersBuild a Shaker NightstandDrawer Making and Fitting, Build a Small Cabinet, Studio Veneering Techniques, Bow Front Cabinet, and Curves and Bends.These are skills development workshops, frequently run consecutively so that students can take more than one workshop during a visit to Rosewood. Where possible, these courses have been developed to allow students to build a small piece of furniture as they learn, though the emphasis of the classes is in learning the presented skills, rather than completing a project.

 The 12-Week Craftsman Program starts with the same curriculum as our six week program, then continues as students learn and apply more advanced techniques as they build several more small pieces of furniture. Along the way, we delve into more complex forms of joinery, the application of commercial veneers, finishing and a look at professional practices and the details of setting up a working shop.

 A Note Regarding Pre-requisites: The content of Excellence With Hand Tools and Mastering Machinery is fundamental to most of our week long programs. Students wishing to attend courses without the recommended pre-requisite classes may be permitted to do so, but with the understanding that they are assumed to already posses the knowledge and skills taught in those programs, and that the progress of the class cannot be altered to cover material from those courses. We’re sure you appreciate our position on this, and thank you for your understanding.


    Additional Courses

Nov 27/17
Exquisite Boxes with Adrian Ferrazzutti

 During this 6 day course students will be exposed to a whirlwind of techniques involved in the building of a small decorative veneered box. The overall construction details will be the same for all students, with wood choices and dimensions being left up to the individual, though it is highly recommended that the dimensions not exceed 5”x10”x10”. Based on a style of box that Adrian Ferrazzutti has developed to be relatively simple to make, each student will learn exacting skills both at machines and the workbench. All this, and just in time for Christmas gift giving!

May 28/18
Garrett Hack TBA

          If you have any questions regarding our workshops, please call us toll free at 1-866-704-7778.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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