Basic Woodworking

A single bench that was made during the woodworking class.
 2 benches that were made during woodworking.
A student standing behind the bench that she made in 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.