Custom Furniture with Biscuit Joints

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Price: $45.00
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This workshop meets in room 214 Downstairs

This class will teach you how to make custom furniture with plywood and a biscuit joiner. Plywood is an easy material to work with. Painted plywood is low cost and looks great. Veneered plywood with edge banding looks like solid wood. The biscuit joiner is a quick and easy way to assemble larger projects.

At the end of class, you will have a small side table, ready to be painted! We'll review painting and finishing options. We'll also talk about different ways to add feet to the project.

This class will cover:

- Plywood options, veneer vs paint quality & edge banding
- Create a rough sketch of the project
- Determine project dimensions
- Create plywood cut list

Working With Plywood:
- Break down large sheets of plywood
- Cut plywood to final dimensions on the table saw
- Cut miter joints on the table saw

Biscuit Joiner
- Butt joint
- Floating butt joint
- Miter joint

Glue Up
- Surface prep
- Apply glue & clamps

Tools folks will use include:
- Table saw
- Biscuit Joiner

Please note that tools use will be supervised and this class is not a complete primer on any tool. AMT tool certification is not required.

This class is a 6 hour class. Bring a lunch!

All materials and supplies are included in the class.

This class is suitable for beginning woodworkers.

What to wear:
Closed toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Safety Gear:
Basic dust masks, eye protection, and ear protection will be provided. If you are fussy, bring your own.

AMT Guests should complete the Guest Waiver Prior to class: