Wooden Side Table Making Class

Craft your own contemporary and minimalist side table at this class in NYC!

4 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $245

Do you have a picture in your head of the perfect piece of furniture for your home, the one that will pull everything together and fit into that awkward little space in the corner? Come and learn how to build it yourself at this beginner-friendly woodworking class in New York!

This workshop will get you started with the skills needed to design and build your own furniture as you create a stunning side table constructed using oak and classic half-lap joints.

You’ll begin by cutting and shaping oak pieces into the individual parts of your table using various power and hand tools. You’ll get hands-on experience using a mitre saw, a router table, a table saw, and a belt sander as you apply some good old elbow grease to ensure everything fits together precisely before assembling your masterpiece!

Don't worry if you've never tried tackling your own wood projects before, as this workshop is suitable for complete beginners. With a little woodworking know-how, guidance from your teacher, and the right tools, you can create anything!

What you'll get
  • All of the equipment and materials for the workshop.
  • Your small oak table to take home (approximately 15 inches high with a 9 inch square top).
What to bring
Just yourself!
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Craftsman Ave is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

It’s our business to bring people together to make things and use tools that most New Yorker’s couldn’t and wouldn’t use in their homes. This is really difficult to do via Zoom. Gathering people in our post-COVID world requires that we take our guests’ safety even more seriously by implementing every possible precaution. To ensure your safety while at a at Craftsman Ave workshop, we’ve implemented the following precautions:

Small Class Sizes – We’ve always specialized in offering hands-on workshops for small groups of people. In the past, we limited our workshops to 8 guests. For the foreseeable future, we’ll be further limiting our workshops to 4-5 people max so everyone can be safely distanced from each other.

Last-Minute Rescheduling – If a guest doesn’t feel well on the day of their workshop, they can reschedule to a later date at no cost.

Studio Cleaning – With all the wood and metal dust kicked-up in our workshops, there are some areas of our studio that will always appear a little short of “clean”. However, you can be sure that we disinfect all tools and surfaces regularly and especially before each workshop begins.

Mask-Up! – Everyone – guests and instructors – must wear a mask, at least upon entering our studio. BYOM or we’ll be happy to provide you with one. After you arrive, we'll talk about everyone's vaccination status. Masks will only be removed if everyone present is vaccinated AND comfortable with proceeding without masks - otherwise we'll remain masked throughout the workshop. We will also have plenty of gloves available.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing – You’ll find plenty of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our space and everyone will be asked to clean their hands before each workshop.

Upgraded Ventilation – We’ve upgraded the air handling systems in our studio, effectively doubling the airflow through our space. If any icky things make it into the studio air, they’ll be quickly whisked out by our exhaust system.

Distanced Workstations – For

117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Your teacher
Craftsman Ave
Craftsman Ave

5.0 (27)

We transform "regular folks" into welders, woodworkers, welders, jewelry makers, leather crafters, knife forgers, and stained glass artisans in just one workshop. Our hands-on workshops are taught by local makers, artists & designers in Brooklyn.
Locally owned and operated since 2015, Craftsman Ave is a destination to connect people who want to learn how to do new things with a skilled and likable craftsman who can show them how to do those things in a straight forward, fun, and non-condescending manner. You can make cool stuff while supporting the makers and artists of NYC who we hire to lead our workshops.

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Pushpa Bhat Jan 2023

Went in to the class with no wood working experience; left the class feeling like I could use various tools to make something. If you are looking to work with your hands/create something/just get away from a screen, would recommend this workshop (or others at Craftsman Ave). The teacher was great---supportive and there to help but also gave space for us to do work on our own.

Winnifred Go Jun 2022

This class was amazing with teacher Jeff and assistant Mass I enjoyed the class so much making a table taught me so many things about wood working and the tools / machines used in the process . Thank you jeff and Mass I’ll be back for more classes It was awesome

Edison Carrera Jun 2022

Excellent and easy going class, perfect date or solo. You need to work with your hands and it feels great to do so!
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