The Ebanista School of Fine Woodworking has been up and running for some time now, and the constantly growing energy and enthusiasm from both new and continuing students has been remarkable. Class size is limited to five students so that everyone receives a lot of individual attention. Classes fill up quickly. First priority is given to existing students. So come be a part of something new and exciting.

10 Week Classes

Woodworking Essentials


A complete course covering foundational knowledge and core woodworking skills recommended for all  woodworkers.

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Instructor: Jonathan Cohen

Woodworking Essentials here at the Ebanista School provides the student with more than 60 hours of lectures, hands-on bench work and field trips (e.g. a hardwoods lumber yard). The student should come equipped with a thirst to learn fine woodworking skills, focus, and desire to work. And to emerge with a very solid foundation on which to launch a lifelong love affair with fine woodworking, and even a career.

Session A: 5/6  – 7/12/2019. MW  6:30-9:30 pm.
Session B: 5/7 – 7/13/2019. TTh  1:30-4:30 pm
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Joinery / Small Cabinet Studio


Dates: 5/7 – 7/11/2019 TTh 6:30-9:30pm

Skill level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jonathan Cohen

An in-depth look at all the important ways to put wood together including dovetails, finger joints, mortise and tenon, splined miters, and more. Students will design and build a small cabinet project incorporating their knowledge of joinery including dovetails and focusing on the art of tuning drawers and hanging doors with hand planes.

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Design Studio


Dates: Fridays 7/10 – 7/12/2019  3:30 – 7:30 pm

Skill level: All

Instructor: Jonathan Cohen

Introduction to design and design studio experience. Principles of design, sketching/rendering, mockups, and participating in and learning the value of critiques.

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Independent Furniture Studio


Dates: 5/11 -7/13/2019, Saturdays 1-5 pm

Skill Level: Advanced

This studio is intended for the woodworker who wants to up their game to another level. They already have a pretty complete knowledge of machines and hand tools, have their own basic tools including planes, chisels, marking tools, etc. The student should arrive with a project already in mind and on paper, prepared to get started from the beginning, and able to work mostly on their own.

*To sign up, you must have completed the Joinery/IM class at the Ebanista School or by permission of the Director. There will be an instructor in the workshop at all time to answer any questions and offer advice, included in the cost of the studio.

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Weekend Workshops

Sharpening with Water Stones Workshop


Date: Sunday May 26, 11-4pm

Skill Level: All skill levels

Instructor: Stephen Barney

Sharpening your woodworking tools is the most essential skill of all, vital to achieving the skills to become a fine woodworker.  Bring your own tools if you like, or Ebanista will have some planes and chisel sets for sale. There will also be some discussion of Japanese tools.

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Veneering Workshop


Date: Sunday March 3, 2019 11:00-4:00pm

Skill Level: All skill levels

Instructor: Jonathan Cohen

Class Description: Veneering can be a way to open MANY doors to more kinds of fine furniture. It has been around for thousands of years, and when done well can add great beauty to a fine piece of furniture- especially as much of the most beautiful wood in the world is reserved for veneers. Also, knowing how to use, and make your own veneers can open up endless possibilities in your furniture and cabinet design. In this workshop we will learn how to cut, match and press veneers, as well as how to design with them and how to use them to their maximum advantage. We will work with a cold press and also have a demonstration with an easy to build, inexpensive vacuum press. You might be amazed at how a vacuum press can change your workshop completely, greatly expanding your possibilities.

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The Art of Finishing Workshop


Date: Sunday March 31st, 11-4pm

Skill Level: All

Instructor: Chris Miller

In this workshop, you will learn about the many kinds of finish, available and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Plus you will be shown some lesser known techniques and tricks for making your work even more special.

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