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Classes Starting Soon

The following classes are starting
in September 2015:

The following classes are starting
in October 2015:

  • Introduction to Cabinet Making (Parkland Class)  (details)
  • Build a Custom Electric Guitar with Nick Cioni  (details)
  • Advanced Pen Turning - Over and Under  (details)
  • Introduction to Woodturning (Parkland Class)  (details)
  • Build a Joined Stool with Jeff Miller  (details)
  • Cherry Blanket Chest  (details)
  • Woodworking Basics (Parkland Class)  (details)

The following classes are starting
in November 2015:


Go to for more information about these, and more!

Master Class

Build a Joined Stool

w/ Jeff Miller

October 17th & 18th


   CU Woodshop is pleased to have the incomparable Jeff Miller as a visiting instructor at the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking.

   Jeff will be instructing students in the finer points of handcrafting furniture using traditional mortise and tenon joinery. He will also be covering other joinery techniques and touching on various design aspects to consider when building furniture.

   This is a class for the novice, as well as the master woodworker. So come by CU Woodshop and build a Joined Stool with Jeff Miller at the CU Woodshop. This class will fill up FAST! 


 Sign up NOW! 


New Class Photos

Check out photos from several of our recent classes.


For specific classes


Urbana Legacy Trees


Urbana’s trees are a source of shared pride in our community. With one of the most diverse urban forests in the Midwest, we can claim trees that are historic, unique, rare and one-of-a-kind specimens. So it’s little wonder that Urbana is one of 13 charter Tree City USA communities in the United States.


CU Woodshop is proud to support the Urbana Legacy Tree Program. There are now three tree's that have been officially designated. We have been invited to collect some lumber from the First Legacy Tree, the Sim Hackberry. Students of our school may be able to preserve a bit of history by turning lumber from this tree into something with lasting value, like pens, bowls or bottle stoppers. Anyone interested may be able to do the same with future classes as well. Contact us if you want more information on class options available.

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

  • Dust Free Workshop????

    Well, not totally dust free, that probably isn’t achievable in a woodshop.   But the CUWS School of Woodworking just got a lot closer.  Our stationary power tools are now all o...Read More

  • NEW Television Sponsorship

    CU Woodshop Supply is proud to announce that we are sponsoring The Woodsmith Shop for woodworkers in Central and West Central Illinois. The show can be seen Saturdays starting October 5, 2013 from ...Read More

Tip of the Week
  • Some woodworking projects are made using sheet goods that have an outer layer of veneer or melamine.  These sheet goods are prone to chips and splintering during the cutting operation, especially the bottom side of the cut.  A suggested method of reducing ships and tear-out is to cut the sheet goods with the “face” side up.  Any tear-out will be on the hidden side and may be easier to disguise.  You may wish to install a triple-chip saw blade that is designed for cutting melamine, or use a blade with more than 80 teeth for crosscutting veneered plywood.  CUWS Staff

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