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Nine Month Program

LauraDuring the nine-month program, we consider wood and the worker’s relationship to it. We study its richness, variety, and working properties, and the ways in which these qualities can relate to the cabinetmaker’s task.

We examine refinements in the making and use of hand tools, with the aim of developing your sensitivity to (and enjoyment of) surfaces, joinery, and the personal touches which make each piece a unique and personal expression of the individual.

Our aim is to dispel some of the misconceptions caused by generalities with regard to fine wood and tools. We try to “go into” our material, discovering its richness when worked with finely tuned tools and sensitive, intimate methods. Though machine tools are not neglected, we emphasize the hand, eye, and workbench.

The First Semester

The Second Semester



440 Alger Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: (707) 964-7056