Come find out why a 2x4 doesn't actually measure 2" x 4", what the heck a board foot is, and what the difference is between a stain and a finish. We'll talk about trees, how they grow, and what that means for the lumber. Find out what you need to know about harvesting wood from fallen trees, and how you pick wood for your projects.
Woodworking 101 fills the gap between Green Orientation and getting sign-offs started, by introducing people to the culture of our woodshop, general safety, and what to expect. It’s also a great way to learn all the lingo, learn what you need to know to start buying wood for your projects, get pointers on how to pick a good project, and understand the processes from preparing wood to finishing it.
This is also a valuable class for people who have gotten their sign-offs and have been in the woodshop for a while, but don’t know how board foot measurements work, haven’t learned the definition of quartersawn lumber, or haven’t started to navigate the world of finishes.
If you’re serious about learning woodworking, or if you’re just curious if it’s something you’d like to try, sign up for Woodworking 101 and learn the foundation you’ll need to get started on your journey!