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Intensive Introductory Carpentry and Woodworking (April 9-May 18)

$3,200.00 $3,000.00


Intensive Introductory Carpentry and Woodworking (April 9-May 18)

(2 customer reviews)
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings

$3,200.00 $3,000.00

This 6-week intensive will run Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

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This six-week intensive is offered in cooperation with Vermont Woodworking School. All classes are held at the The South End Joinery, ReSOURCE’s wood shop on Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont. This program is designed to equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry level carpentry, cabinet-making, and woodworking, jobs.

Students will learn in the shop from Monday through from Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Each student will be equipped with all the necessary tools of the trade, will have their own bench space to work, and will learn to work collaboratively with others accomplishing challenging projects. Students will be provided with all the necessary tools and do not need to do any preparatory work leading up to the class. Each student needs to come prepared with appropriate work clothing and closed toed shoes.

During this six week intensive, students will learn:

Students will learn the basics of carpentry by building a large, wood frame shed. Students will learn how to properly and safely use carpentry power and hand tools; proper carpentry vocabulary and job-site rules; process of building a house starting with building a floor, framing up walls, windows, doors, and roof, and finishing with sheathing the structure and installing the roof. Students will also receive foundational training in building science and home weatherization.


The South End Joinery is hoping to launch one week of instruction on timber framing into it’s carpentry section of the intensive. Students will learn the appropriate machinery and tools that go into basic timber framing and participate in a small timber frame build.

Students will receive an introduction to cabinet-making by cooperatively building a small kitchen. Students will learn about kitchen assembly and layout; the types of cabinet construction options; different types of sheet goods available and how to source them; building the cabinet; building the face frame; door construction; installing doors and shelving; hardware sourcing and options; and kitchen installation.


Introductory Fine Woodworking
Students will receive an introduction to fine woodworking while building a small piece of furniture, a hall table, and learning fine hand joinery techniques. Students will learn about sourcing properly-dried, rough-sawn, hardwood lumber, wood movement, dimensioning and milling wood into furniture-parts and the importance of precision; tapered legs and bevel table-tops, routered edges and profiles; furniture-assembly and the importance of square; sanding and finishing. Students will also learn to cut joinery by hand and with the assistance of woodworking machines. Students will assemble several projects including picture frames and wooden boxes.


Instructor: TBD

Cost: $3,200 (includes materials) & some financial aid is available. Vermonters may be eligible for a VSAC Non-Degree Grant

Certifications: Students will also receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and OSHA training.

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