NEW SHOP OPEN HOUSE!!! @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are finally opening the new shop, and want to invite you to an open house!!! We’ll serve up a little Carolina BBQ and cold drinks from 4:00 – 7:00 pm August 18, 2017. We look forward to seeing you – so mark it on your calendar!



Stuart Kent Demonstrating for the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association @ St. Mark Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Visit Stuart Kent & the NCFS Mobile Classroom at the North Carolina State Fair! @ North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Oct 12 – Oct 22 all-day

We’ll demonstrate woodturning daily from October 12 – 22!

10:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00

tour the trailer, get special Fair-only discounts on classes and equipment, and come chat about woodturning and woodworking with us!

*if you are a woodturner and would like to volunteer with us, please email us at and put the words FAIR VOLUNTEER in the subject line. Please include your first and last name, email address, phone number, and which day you would like to join us.

click here to plan your trip to the 150th North Carolina State Fair

November 6 – 12: SPECIAL MASTER CLASS  “Build the Ultimate Workbench” @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – Nov 12 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a special week-long Master Class and build your own reproduction of the famous Hancock Shaker Workbench. This is one of the most functional and beautiful workbenches ever created. The course price includes instruction, daily lunches and refreshments, and a complete kit with all premium hardwoods, vises, cabinet hardware, consumables, and finishes.

During the course you will learn:

  • how to cut many different joints with a combination of hand and power tools
  • methods for production mass laminating
  • cabinetmaking techniques for doors, drawers, and carcases
  • proper boring methods
  • hardware installation
  • hand tool use, sanding, and finishing

Please plan to bring the following tools. If you are lacking any of these required tools, we can order them for you and have them packaged with your bench kit on the first day of the class for an additional fee. Please call to discuss 252.916.8226

  • Western Style Backsaw or Japanese Pull Saw
  • 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ bench chisels
  • Block Plane
  • Combination Square
  • Folding Rule
  • 5″ Random Orbit Sander

*The class will run daily from 8 – 5. Due to the amount of work required to complete these complex workbenches, and the team nature of the building process, you must plan to be in attendance for the entire duration of the course. 

**if you are not equipped to transport your finished workbench we can arrange for delivery after the class for an extra fee, please call to discuss 252.916.8226