Topics Covered During the Program


  • Safety principles related to the Woodworking trade.
  • The design and layout process.
  • The identification and characteristics of solid woods, plywoods, and veneers.
  • Understanding wood movement.
  • Creating shop drawings (basic drafting) and understanding blueprints.
  • How to use AutoCad. (Computer Aided Design)
  • How to safely operate and understand major woodworking machines.
  • Joints and joinery techniques, both by hand and machine.
  • Hand tools and hand skills.
  • Assembly Techniques.
  • Frame and Panel construction.
  • Finishing: How to apply several types of quality finishes.
  • How to select, join, press, and finish veneered panels both flat and curved.
  • Vacuum bag Techniques.
  • Decorative techniques such as Marquetry and Inlay.
  • Intro to CNC machining.