Class Overview

Woodworking III | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter's stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere.

The curriculum is the same as our Woodworking I class, and you'll learn:

  • shop safety, including personal protection in the wood shop
  • the properties of wood and how that informs the selection and milling of lumber
  • how to properly use hand tools (handsaw, block plane, chisel, hammer) and power tools (hand drill, router, drill press and table, miter, band saws).

We'll also focus on joinery techniques, the importance of sharp tools, when to use different kinds of fasteners and adhesives, and basic methods of wood finishing.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the basics of woodworking
  • Explore the different tools used and learn how to use them safely
  • Create a class project in a supportive, laid-back environment

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Students who would like to continue learning the basics of woodworking
  • Women who are interested in learning more about woodworking in a supportive environment

Student Testimonials

[I enjoyed] all of it. I loved learning the information about wood in general, understanding how different kinds react to environmental conditions or machinery, what the structure of wood is, why certain kinds are used for different purpose. Also, love hands-on work and learning to use machines. -- Anya Gorson


Working with all women was fun and relaxing. Instructors made it non-intimidating and easy to ask questions. And fun. -- Vicki Legman

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6714
  • Instructor: Yarrow Rotskoff
  • When: 10 Wednesdays | 4/4/18 - 6/13/18 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 30
  • Where: Wood Technology Center - Room CORE Shop | 2310 S. Lane, Seattle WA 98144
  • Fee: $415
  • Additional Notes: No class on 4/18. All woodworking tools and materials will be provided. Price includes materials. You must bring safety glasses, hearing protection, a notebook and pencils.