Class Menu

Classes can be arranged at anytime by any interested person.  Please contact Highland Woodshop to set up your own class: private, group or open to the public.  If you don't see a build that interests you here, send us one that does!  We're always excited to put together new classes!

White Oak Plant Stand

(One time, 4 hour course)

Tuition:  $50 each for 6 students, 7th student is free! 

Materials:  $25 (price dependent on wood type)

Course Description:  Understated and modern, our trim little plant stand could feel at home in any room.  Heck you could have one in three different sizes OR it can double as a cake plate! (go ahead, take this class 3 times, we dare ya!)  Students will learn how to glue up boards to make a larger wood surface, use a band saw to cut a perfect circle, and a drill press for fitting dowel legs into your stand.  Fancy Japanese hand saws make an appearance in this course for an added design interest and bragging rights.  What a cute little plant stand!   All materials and tools, including safety goggles and glasses, as well as finishing materials are provided.  Another perfect class for a group of friends, friendly to newbies and experienced woodworkers alike.  There’s something for everyone in this 4 hour course. 

Instructor:  Ashley Merback

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Staghorn Fern Mounting Class

(One time, 2.5 hour class)

Tuition:  $30 for 6 students, 7th student is free!

Materials: $20 per person

Course Description:   Here at Highland Woodshop we call staghorn ferns vegan antlers.  And we think they beat the carnivorous kind any day! Students will learn to plane down a rough cut cedar lumber into smooth wall worthy wood, cut it to size with a miter saw, use a router to cut a keyhole for hanging your fern  and learn proper techniques with a power drill.  All materials and tools, including safety goggles and glasses, are provided in the class.  Perfect for a group of friends looking to dip their toes into wood working for the first time while leaving plenty of room for socializing, even the more experienced woodworker can appreciate the joy of a gorgeous fern hanging on their wall. 

Instructor:  Ashley Merback

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Shaker Peg Rack

(One time, 3-4 hour course)

Tuition:  $50 each for 6 students, 7th student is free!

Materials: $25

Course Description: Hooks, peg racks, dowels a plenty, every room can use one of these.  And with beautiful, timeless design, this class is a sure fit for all humans.   Students will try their hand on a planer, jointer, table saw, mitre saw AND router, a great way to familiarize yourself with so many machines.  We’ll share with you one of our favorite tricks:  hand making dowels with a power drill!  It’s so fun!  Start perusing your house now for a place to hang one of these babies.  Your coats, towels, purses, scarves, capes and hats will LOVE it! All materials and tools, including safety goggles and glasses and finishing oil, are provided in the class.  Your peg rack will go home with you hang ready.  Another perfect class for woodworkers of all levels. 

Instructor:  Ashley Merback

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Spoon Carving Crash Course

(One time, 3 hour class)

Tuition: $60

Materials: $10

Course Description: Carve a spoon in an afternoon! Students will learn how to split freshly cut logs, process the wood into blanks with an axe and saw, and practice several traditional carving grips with a carving and hook knife to whittle their own, handmade spoon. All tools, including safety gloves, will be provided in the class, and students will take home a finishing kit so their spoon is kitchen-ready. No previous experience in woodworking is required to take this class, and experienced woodworkers are welcome too. 

Instructor:  Rose Holdorf

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Custom Class

Tuition:  $50 per hour
Materials:  Depending
Do you really need a cabinet of a certain dimension?  A Bookshelf or a bench?  We're here to walk you through your own project.  From project design, to acquiring materials to choosing the finish, we'd love to help you customize your own build!

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Full Day/Series Classes

Beginning Woodcarving Intensive

(2 hr, once weekly class for 6 weeks or 3 hr, once weekly for 4 weeks) 

Tuition: $150

Materials: $20

Course Description: Learn how to start with a freshly cut log or branch and carve household utensils, like chopsticks, spreaders, and spoons! In this class we’ll learn traditional greenwood carving, using axes and carving knives to transform woods from our local forests into useful objects for your home. From discussions about proper knife grips and safety, to contemplation on design and decoration, this more in depth class will offer an excellent foundation to any aspiring or emerging woodworker who’s looking for a more peaceful, reflective, and easily portable form of working with this sustainable material. No previous experience in woodworking is required to take this class, and experienced woodworkers are welcome too.

Instructor: Rose Holdorf

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Post and Rung Stool Making

(8 hours each day, 2 day class Sat/Sun or two consecutive Sundays OR 5-6, 3 hour classes) 

Tuition: $200

Materials: $50

Course Description: In this two day course each student will build a post-and-rung stool out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak. On the first day, students learn about splitting logs for stool pieces and we will shape already split stool parts using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. On the second day, students use mortise and tenon joinery to assemble their shaped parts into furniture, and explore different weaving patterns with traditional shaker tape (aka cotton webbing) to weave a beautiful pattern for their seat. And of course, we'll sit. As any good chairmaker says, a seat is never finished until you sit on it. No previous experience in woodworking is required to take this class, and experienced woodworkers are welcome too.

Instructor:  Rose Holdorf

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Next Level Cutting Board

(5 hours, 2 days/evenings)

Tuition: $75 

Material: $40, subject to wood type and current market prices

Course Description: Learn next level woodworking skills in this next level machine woodworking class.  Achieving that perfectly flat piece of wood using a planer or an exact straight edge using a jointer requires some experienced hands. You’ll learn those here! Get ALL the insider tips on wood glue ups and then try your hand at personalizing your beauty with several different machines options, choose your own adventure! Highland Woodshop is your oyster! All materials and tools, including safety goggles and glasses, are provided in the class. No previous woodworking experience needed!

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