Three examples of tables and benches made by students. One three-legged table highlights the natural bark along one edge. The other two tables have a less rough-hewn appearance.
Close up of four-legged bench with rough edges on one long side and finished edges on the others.
Collage: One image shows close up of circular and bow-shaped joints on top of bench and a second shows student outside with her finished bench.

Basic Woodworking

During fall 2017, students in ART 170: Basic Woodworking primarily used hand tools to construct a bench they designed. The students used rough sawn oak or poplar from to construct their bench. This type of "green woodworking" uses shaving horses, drawknives, and spokeshaves to construct the bench and legs.

Some students designed their benches for uses in the garden, front porches, end tables, and in bedrooms and living rooms. Examples of their work is shown above.

Photos: Dr. Pete Haverkos, instructor.