Introduction to Furniture Making

at The DIY Joint - Hoboken

Course Details
$599 12 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Nov 03, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 4:00pm (4 sessions)

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Hoboken, New Jersey
51 Harrison St #A207
At Observer Hwy
Hoboken, New Jersey 07086
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Nick Grabowski

What you'll learn in this furniture class:

Looking to jump right into the world of fine woodworking? Is your goal is to continue creating projects long after attending one of our workshops?

Then Introduction to Furniture Making is for you! Throughout this 16 hour intensive workshop (split over 4 or 6 sessions), students will build a solid foundation for their new venture into woodworking.

Students will learn critical woodworking concepts & techniques, including but not limited to:
  • Properties of wood
  • How & where to buy lumber
  • Milling rough lumber square
  • Precision wood joinery without the use of screws or other fasteners
  • Glue-up techniques for table tops & more
  • Safe practices on major woodworking equipment including: miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, mortiser, sanders, and more.
With the guidance of an instructor, each student will leave with a hand-crafted side table as pictured. We know that you will leave confident & ready to tackle more projects after this workshop.

  • No previous woodworking experience necessary! Successful completion of this workshop permits access to open studio for personal use.
  • This workshop may require time outside of the normally scheduled hours, at no extra cost, to complete the project.
  • Upon enrollment,  students agree to attend all dates listed for the workshop. If a student misses a class, the student must schedule a makeup session with the instructor subject to current private teaching rates.

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Refund Policy
We offer full refunds for any refund requests received more than 14 days in advance of the class start date. 

No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day (24 hours before class start) cancellations or any classes that are already in progress. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

The DIY Joint reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. Communication for cancelled and rescheduled classes is sent via email. No refunds or credits are given for rescheduled classes or changes to instructors.


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Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:00pm - 4:00pm Nick Grabowski 4 $599
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Nov 10 12:00pm - 4:00pm Nick Grabowski
Sun, Nov 17 12:00pm - 4:00pm Nick Grabowski
Sun, Nov 24 12:00pm - 4:00pm Nick Grabowski
11:45am - 3:45pm Peter Capar 4 $599
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Nov 16 11:45am - 3:45pm Peter Capar
Sat, Nov 23 11:45am - 3:45pm Peter Capar
Sat, Dec 07 11:45am - 3:45pm Peter Capar

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Question from Anonymous
Hello, I have a couple of ideas that I would like to make. Is this class structured to make what the instructor is making or may we take an idea we have and try to create it with help from the instructor? :)
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! All students create the same project. Hope this helps.
Question from Erwin L.
Under the class description where it says, "Successful completion of this workshop permits access to open studio for personal use." - does this mean students get to use the workshop after they have completed the entire course for their own projects?
Answer from priscilla v. Verified Educator
Hi Erwin, Thanks for your inquiry! You are correct, certain classes will certify you to use The DIY Joint's tools & equipment for your own projects. Open studio rates currently range from $13-18 per hour, or $350 per month unlimited (3 month commitment). Rates are subject to change. Hope you can join us! The DIY Joint Team
Question from anonymous
What happens if you miss a class? Is there a free make up class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Thanks!
Answer from priscilla v. Verified Educator
Hi there, Thanks for your inquiry! If you have to miss class, you may make-up the class the class prior to the next scheduled class. Makeup classes are subject to hourly teaching rates.
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Question from Michele P.
Will the class be meeting on Sunday, April 1 even though it is Easter?
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, there's no class on Easter Sunday, please see the updated schedule above.
Question from Yousuf A.
Where is your location because the address you put does not match anything on Google map?
Answer from Dan K. Verified Student
About a safe 15 minute walk from the Hoboken Path train station. Address is 51 Harrison St, Hoboken, NJ room A207.
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Reviews of Classes at The DIY Joint (55)

(55 Reviews)
Introduction to Furniture Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/12/2018
I had a great experience. I would recommend the class to anyone who likes to work with tools.
Introduction to Furniture Making
Reviewed by Dan K. on 2/15/2018
Dave was very patient and took time to explain each step thoroughly. Nobody lost a finger either and we got to take home a beautiful little table. I learned a lot.
Introduction to Furniture Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/7/2017
I was a complete beginner and loved it. It was less of an uphill battle than i expected, I guess because Priscilla must be used to newbies. I can vouch for someone like me: curious and excited who needs someone to repeat things at least once when it comes to the table saw. I made a few mistakes but we corrected them and now i have an extra table.
Introduction to Furniture Making
Reviewed by Steven E. on 10/16/2017
great course. small, intimate and well-designed.
Introduction to Furniture Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/3/2017
This was a good class, but i would be lying if I wasn't a bit disappointed. Priscilla did not teach the class, and when the fill in teacher was busy one weekend they opted to push the whole class back a week making the end date July, 8th instead of July 1st. The fill in teacher is very nice and incredibly talented, but he runs the class very slowly which has caused us to fall behind schedule to the point where we may need to add on another week. I personally cannot dedicate another weekend to this class and I live and work in Queens, so I cannot travel there during the week. So with that said...if we do not complete the project during the 5th class I am unsure what I am suppose to do. Considering how expensive this class is, I think it's unacceptable. However, I have learned a lot, so I am happy with the knowledge I have gained, but I am disappointed with how the scheduling has been handled.
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The DIY Joint is a community woodworking and do-it-yourself studio located in Hoboken, New Jersey. Our mission is to empower people with the skills, tools, and space to make something awesome.

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