Introduction to Woodworking: Building the Adirondack Chair

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Summer 2017 quarter (First Session)

Taught by

Enroll in a class that emphasizes tool safety and a positive learning environment. Learn from a woodworking instructor with over 30 years of experience in encouraging students, who also builds strong tool-using skills and instills confidence for students to succeed at their goals. This course will teach you to safely use the following tools: table saw, chop saw, saw, band saw, jointer, hand-held router, table router, cordless hand drill, edge sander and hand sanders. You will also learn how to build and use jigs for many of the aforementioned tools. Your work will culminate in production of a handsome, classic East Coast, Adirondack Chair made from premium western red cedar. All materials for one chair are included in the materials fee.

Program Details

Fields of Study

visual arts


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tue/Thu 1-5 pm

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning


$195 fee covers all lumber and hardware needed to complete 1 adirondack chair