Beginner Furniture Making

Course Information

description

Do you have a piece of furniture in mind that you’ve always wanted to build?  Not sure how to start?  Then this course is for you!  EcoStudio’s ‘Beginner Furniture Making’ course is a hands-on course offering participants the opportunity to learn the basics of woodworking as they build their own piece of furniture.

course objectives

Participants will develop an understanding of the following concepts:

Become familiar with with a wide variety of hand tools, including: saws, planes, chisels, rasps and files as well as learn how to safely use a band saw, router and drill press.

Develop joinery skills and learn how to apply hardware, including hinges.

Participants are asked to bring ideas with dimensions for their first piece of furniture; we suggest a side table, night stand, or a simple cabinet to get started.

schedule

Day 1:

Selection of material

Discussing proposed plans and proper methods

Begin cutting wood to measurement

Day 2:

Continue assembling furniture

Day 3:

Learn how to apply hardware

Day 4:

Apply final finishes

 

Length

Four-day class (12 hours total)

Date/Time

Wednesdays 6-9pm: October 24; November 7, 14, 21

 

pre-requisite

None

level

Beginner & Intermediate

Age

18+

language of instruction

English

Required materials

Participants must bring their own wood.  Please consult with EcoStudio if you wish to have it delivered directly to the space.

EcoStudio recommends wearing clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

COST

Member $215/ Non-member $235

important information

Please note that open-toed shoes are not allowed at EcoStudio.

Participants must provide a copy of their insurance policy prior to commencing course.  

PARTICIPANTS MUST PRINT AND SIGN FAB LAB ECOSTUDIO WAIVER PRIOR TO COMMENCING COURSE.  WAIVER IS SENT TO PARTICIPANT UPON REGISTRATION FOR COURSE.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cancellation policy

EcoStudio reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability.

If full payment is not received three days prior to course commencement EcoStudio reserves the right to relinquish participant’s reservation.   

Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to course commencement will only receive credit towards a future course.

Cancellations received 3 days prior to course commencement will only be reimbursed 50% of the course fee.

No-shows will be invoiced the full course fee.  

 

Contact information

For inquiries please contact Fab Lab Ecostudio at:

learn@ecostudio.ngo

Join us!

We’re excited to have you!

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00am - 3:00 p.m.
*Fab Lab EcoStudio's hours of operation do not reflect course hours, which may take place after hours of operation.

Location

Ciudad del Saber, Panamá
Calle Dwyer, Edificio 245