Woodworking Classes

Denver Beginner Woodworking Classes

Our Denver beginner woodworking classes are for individuals with little or no experience.  We start with the basics for all your future woodworking projects.  We pick our lumber, mill it to size, glue panels where necessary, and learn a basic but strong method of joinery.  We learn the use and safety of the table saw, jointer, planer, router and other tools.  All students will leave class with a completed small side table or small bookshelf.

You can choose to build a table or bookcase for your beginner class. Beginner classes are offered once per month. Please call 303-902-8856 or email for details. Class Fee includes all materials, safety equipment, and use of equipment.  Check out the class schedule calendar below. Classes are offered in Denver and various locations throughout Colorado.  Intermediate classes are available for the more advanced woodworker.

What will I learn in the beginner class?

You will learn to safely use the table saw, jointer, planer, miter saw and router to build either a small table or small bookcase. You will learn the process of gluing up panels to look like one board. Then, you will learn a simple method of joinery that will allow you to build many other projects. The lessons learned in the beginner class are the most important lessons for all of your next projects. We learn how these machines work together to make a board square and straight. At the end, we learn how to finish the project to look professional with little effort. You will do the final finish at home, but we discuss how to make it look great with stain and top coat.

Where and when are the beginner classes?

Beginner classes are offered once per month and the dates are listed on the calendar at the bottom of this page or click here. The beginner class is a two-day class from 9-1 both Saturday and Sunday (we often book quickly so we often offer an overflow class in the afternoon from 1pm-5pm). If we fill up that overflow class, I open another overflow classes on open weekends. We try to accommodate everyone. The main location for this class is 2555 S Santa Fe Unit F2, Denver. Our large shop is on the southwest corner of the 2555 S Santa Fe building and down a large ramp. There is a sign at the bottom of the ramp that says (Units F1-11) and our shop is down that corridor.I also teach a one-day beginner class occasionally in Berthoud, Colorado. Check calendar for dates or give me a call at 303-902-8856.

Is it safe?

Yes, woodworking can be a very safe hobby if you have quality instruction. I have been teaching this beginner class for over 17 years and I have NEVER had any significant injury in this class.

Are there any other fees?

NO, the class fees listed include all the materials and supplies needed. No surprise fees.

Can I get a Gift Certificates?

Yes, I do! You can purchase any class for your wife, husband, or friend and relax because it will never expire, and they can use the gift certificate for any class. You can purchase one class and if they decide they would rather take a different class, that is no problem. The money is transferable. I can also send you an electronic certificate for them upon request.

I’m Ready! How do I sign up?

Click the paypal button below either the table or bookcase class. After you purchase the class, you can choose your dates. If you would like to take a different class, just email or call 303-902-8856 and you will be moved to the desired class.

A Student Project

A Student Project

A Student Project

A Student Project

Happy Classmates

Happy Classmates

Beginner Table Class - $175.00

Beginner Bookshelf Class - $195.00

Intermediate Project Class

This class is for all students who have completed our beginner class or who demonstrate basic skills. In this student directed class, you are allowed to pick your own project and see it through to its completion. Instructors will guide you through the process of learning the skills necessary for your chosen project.  Intermediate project classes are offered every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm. Class Fee includes instruction and use of the equipment. Materials are NOT included in this price.

Four 3-Hour Classes - $249.00

What will I learn in the intermediate class?

The intermediate class is a student directed class. In other words, you decide what you want to make and that is what we do as a team. We can guide you from design to completion. Some people already know what they want to make and some just want to learn skills. I have a great project for those just wanting to learn skills where you can learn dovetails, mortise and tenon, curves, and tapers in a small project that will not cost much for materials. Popular projects in this class are jewelry boxes, butcher blocks, coffee tables, dining tables, larger bookshelves, and cabinets. You are only limited by your imagination.

Are there any other fees?

Yes, you will be responsible for purchasing your own materials and bringing them to the shop. You are welcome to leave materials at the shop, within reason, and if you are attending class each week.

Where, when and how much are intermediate classes?

This class is taught at 2555 S Santa Fe, Denver every Wednesday evening from 6-9. Depending on enrollment, we open Monday evenings from 6-9. The cool thing about this class is you attend class when you're available. It is really just shop time with instructors present to help you with your projects. The classes never expire. The fee for the intermediate class is 249.00 for 4 classes to use at your convenience.

Can I buy a gift certificate?

Yes, you can purchase a class and the recipient can use the certificate for any class they like.

I’m Ready! How do I sign up?

Click here and you will be directed to paypal to pay for class. Then just shoot me an email on when you would like to start and we will give you a date.



Intermediate Project Class - $249

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Another Student Project

Summer 2023 Intensive Workshops

All summer workshops are limited to 6 students. This gives you quality time with your instructor and the ability to ask lots of questions and have a wonderful woodworking experience.

Basic Woodworking Intensive

June 3-7
In this week-long woodworking intensive, you will learn the following and more!

  • The safety and use of the miter saw, jointer, planer, table saw, router, bandsaw and drill press.
  • Selection of joinery and wood movement.
  • Joinery methods that range from simple to more complex like dovetails, mortise and tenon, and dados and rabbets.
  • Sharpening and introduction to hand tools
  • Panel building, sanding, and finishing techniques.

This class focuses on advancing your woodworking skills by using lecture as well as hands on activities to build a solid foundation of skills for all your future woodworking adventures. The basic intensive is perfect for true beginners as well as those wanting to refresh their skills. We cater to adults, couples and parent/child retreats. You will begin by gaining hands-on experience with the safety and use of all the major power tools. Design, wood movement and joinery techniques will be discussed throughout the week. Each student will have extensive hands-on experiences that will lead to the construction of a custom table. You will be able to customize your table and make it unique to you. The goal is to complete the table (without finishing) by Friday afternoon. After completion of this class, you will be well on your way to becoming a quality craftsperson.
Tuition 865.00 with 100.00 materials fee.

Cabinet Making Intensive

July 8-12
In this week-long cabinet making experience, you will learn the following and more!

  • The safety and use of the miter saw, jointer, planer, table saw, router, bandsaw and drill press.
  • How to layout and design cabinets.
  • How to build a cabinet carcass.
  • How to build doors and drawers.
  • Assembly methods
  • Choosing and installing hardware

This class focuses on the construction of a face frame cabinet and is perfect for true beginners as well as current woodworkers that would like to expand their cabinet making skill set. The week begins with the safety and use of all the major power tools. With these skills, each student will begin construction of a cabinet carcass. Design, layout and different methods for building doors and drawers are covered in detail throughout the week. By the end of the week, each student will have constructed a small cabinet that will last for years to come. Finishing techniques will also be covered. The skills gained in this class will apply to any future cabinet making projects. This class is perfect for adults, couples, and family groups.

Tuition 865.00 with a 150.00 materials fee.


Basic Woodworking Intensive - $965.00


Cabinet Making Intensive - $965.00


Additional Classes

Cabinet Building, Log furniture, or Private Instruction

We are very flexible and can build Denver woodworking classes to meet your requirements. Contact us or email woodworkertracy@gmail.com to schedule a private class.  Have an area of education not listed?  We can help!  Contact us with details of your needs and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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Calendar of Events and Classes

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