Making a Shaker Table – An Introduction to Woodworking

Jan 07 2024
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shaker furniture is a favorite of beginning woodworkers because it is a timeless style and is a great way to develop solid foundational woodworking skills. Participants in this class will build a small Shaker table that could be a coffee table, end table, hallway table, etc., depending on the dimensions chosen. The project will serve as a way to get participants familiar with basic woodworking machinery and joinery. We will explore some of the properties of wood along with basic principles of design and furniture construction. No experience is necessary.

This class will meet on Sundays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4.
The $350 registration fee includes all materials.

Jon MowryJon Mowry teaches Woodworking and Design at Burr and Burton Academy. Jon is in his tenth-year teaching woodworking at Burr and Burton after spending eight years designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry with a partner in Landgrove, Vermont. Before taking this time to pursue his lifelong interest in woodworking, Jon spent 13 years in education, teaching science and math in middle and high school. 


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Burr and Burton Academy, Woodshop in Larson Hall
225 Seminary Avenue, Manchester, VT