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Classes Starting Soon

The following classes are starting
in November 2016:

  • Introduction to Woodturning - Session 1 (Parkland Class)  (details)
  • Beginning Woodworking - Mirror and Picture Frames (Parkland Class)  (details)
  • Making Shaker Boxes  (details)
  • Intermediate Woodworking - Country Cabinet (Parkland Class)  (details)

The following classes are starting
in December 2016:


Go to for more information about these, and more!


Or download our latest class list (pdf), for a quick summary of classes, dates, etc.


Later this week:

Fall Woodworking Festival
& Customer Project Expo

Thursday, November 3

Friday, November 4

Saturday, November 5

Don't miss out!

Your project, our shop!

Independent Skills Development

If you would like to utilize the facilities at the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking to finish a project you started in one of our classes, or to build your own project on an independent basis, we now have a program for you. Regular time slots will be designated in our School Workshop specifically for Independent Skill Development (click for details).


Individuals who wish to sign up for Independent Skills Development must have first achieved a Safety Certification in the area of the shop that they wish to use. At this time, we are certifying people for:

  • Level 1 Woodworker – Individuals with this level of certification know how to safely use the basic tools and machines required for simple woodworking projects such as the table saw, bandsaw, miter saw, jointer, planer etc.


If you are an experienced woodworker and already know how to use most power tools safely and efficiently, you may sign up for only the Woodworking Safety I class and take the certification exam:


However, if you do not feel that you are skilled in the use of power tools, you will need to sign up for one or more of our Power Tool Proficiency classes:

leading up to


These classes are limited to 4 students per class, for lots of personal attention. They begin in only a few days, and will not be offered again until early next year (2017), so register now!

What's New
  • Private Class Option

    This program allows the student to tailor a course to their exact needs and time schedule.   Is there a specific skill or technique you want to learn? Is there a piece of furniture or ...Read More

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  • NEW Television Sponsorship

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