Class Overview

Woodworking III | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to woodworking for women through the construction of a simple carpenter’s stool. The curriculum taught is the same as our Woodworking I class, but in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere.

The focus will be on safety in the shop, the properties of wood and the proper use of hand and power tools. Learn about personal protection in the woodshop, and the selection and milling of lumber.

You will discover the variety and use of measuring tools and techniques for the safe use of basic hand tools (hand saw, block plane, chisel, hammer) and portable and stationary power tools (hand drill, router, drill press and table, miter and band saws).

Learn about joinery techniques, the importance of sharp tools, when to use different kinds of fasteners and adhesives, and basic methods of wood finishing. All tools and materials will be provided.


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

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6714
  • Instructor: Staff, Seattle Central
  • When: We're not offering this class right now, but we will again in the future. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates, or sign up for our email list to receive news on upcoming classes. Thank you!
  • Total Number of Hours: 30
  • Where: Wood Technology Center - CORE Shop | 2310 S. Lane Seattle, WA 98144
  • Fee: $415
  • Additional Notes: All woodworking tools and materials will be provided. Price includes materials. You must bring safety glasses, hearing protection, a notebook and pencils.