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Welcome to the Southwest School of Woodworking
The only comprehensive woodworking school in Arizona, we offer a full range of classes for woodworkers of all skill levels —from novice to professional.
We offer Daytime, Evening and weekend classes. Our curriculum has two major paths; skill building and project workshops. The skill building courses have two components; traditional hand tool woodworking and machine woodworking. Among these two we offer beginner and advanced classes that will grow your skills with challenging exercises and projects. Although the weekend workshops focus an a particular project they also emphasize the techniques to accomplish that project.
Our school is conveniently located in the downtown Phoenix area we are located at 621 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Check out this Special
On March 17 the Display Wall cabinet will start. We just reduced the cost to $399, openings will not last long so check it out and signup.
|9-Jan||30-Mar||Fundamentals Inclusive*(in session)||M,W,Th||6:00pm-9:00pm||$1,856|
|18-Mar||19-Mar||Display Wall Cabinet**||F,S,Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$399|
|1-Apr||2-Apr||Jewelry Box Workshop||S,Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$359|
|3-Apr||6-Apr||Gaming Table||M – Th||9:00am-4:00pm||$539|
|8-Apr||8-Apr||Band Saw Skills Workshop||S||9:00am-3:00pm||$99|
|9-Apr||9-Apr||Introduction to Power Tools||Su||9:00am-2:00pm||$99|
|10-Apr||13-Apr||Cabinet Making Basics||M-F||9:00am-5:00pm||$623|
|22-Apr||29-Apr||Router Table Workshop***||S,Su,S||9:00am-5:00pm||$529|
|6-May||7-May||Cutting Board Workshop||S,Su||9:00am-3:00pm||$249|
|13-May||13-May||Router Skills Workshop||S||9:00am-2:00pm||$124|
|20-May||21-May||Small Table Workshop||S,Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$359|
|13-May||21-May||Mobile Kitchen Island||F,S,Su||9:00am-4:00pm||$425|
|27-May||28-May||Wooden Hand Plane Workshop||S,Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$399|
|17-Jun||17-Jun||From Rough to Ready||S||9:00am-3:00pm||$149|
|31-Jul||11-Aug||Build a Classic Workbench||M-F||9:00am-5:00pm||$1,960|
|30-Aug||3-Sep||Women in Woodworking||W-Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$739|
|9-Sep||10-Sep||Repairing Your Finish||S,Su||9:00am-5:00pm||$319|
|30-Oct||3-Nov||Chair Making Basics||M-F||9:00am-5:00pm||$779|
|4-Dec||15-Dec||Cabinet on Stand||M-F||9:00am-5:00pm||$1,499|
|11-Dec||15-Dec||Chest of Drawers||M-F||9:00am-5:00pm||$799|
|2-Dec||3-Dec||Cutting Board Workshop||S,Su||9:00am-3:00pm||$249|
- a one time $35 registration fee applies to first time students.
* The Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I-III is really designed to be one course, however, it has been partitioned into three courses for the convenience of those student who would find it difficult to commit to all three at one time. Fundamentals Inclusive bundles the three and is designed to encourage students to enroll in all three fundamentals courses at one time, a $200 discount is is offered for those students who commit to all three Fundamentals courses. The price above includes the discount.
**this class starts on a Friday evening from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
***this is a three day course, two Saturdays and one Sunday
We have recently added two partial SCHOLARSHIPS to honor our veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. see details. As we grow we look forward to adding more scholarships to assist those students with a passion for woodworking.
SWSW Gift Certificates
The Southwest School of Woodworking is now offering gift certificates in any denomination ($50 minimum). Gift certificates can be used toward any class, making this a perfect gift for any woodworker or aspiring woodworker.
TEE SHIRTS and APRONS
We also have new Southwest School of Woodworking T-shirts and aprons. Tee shirts in men’s and women’s sizes and assorted colors. Men’s crew-neck pocket t-shirts are available in royal blue, sand, and heather grey in S, M, L, XL, XXL. Women’s fitted crew-neck t-shirts are available in heather grey and pink in S, M, and L. All t-shirts are just $18 each.
Aprons are one size fits all and are $25 each
Purchase gift certificates here or email email@example.com.
December Cutting Board Workshop
Our last class this year was the Cutting Board Workshop. This was a full class and things were really hopping. Under the direction of instructor Doug Forsha, in just two days, we made 20 of these exquisite cutting boards. Many of these are destined for a really cool gift.
Also in December we held the Display Wall cabinet each student went home with a cabinet as shown in the photo below.