Furniture Classes

Welcome to the North Carolina Furniture School. Call or email if you have questions or problems registering online, we’re happy to help. 252-916-8226 or

09/18 Woodworking 101

September 18, 2023

September 18, 2023 Woodworking 101 Join us for a woodworking course to learn the fundamentals of workshop safety and efficiency. This is a fun workshop introduces the proper use and and maintenance of common woodworking machines and hand tools. We will introduce every aspect of woodworking from material selection to finishing.

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09/19 - 20 Woodworking Joinery Level 1

September 19, 2023 - September 20, 2023

September 19 & 20, 2023 The class will introduce you to joint types, applications, and methods for producing wood-to-wood joints using woodworking machines. We will use the types of machines commonly found in home and small commercial shops. The course will emphasize joinery nomenclature, operator safety, cut repeatability, and accuracy.

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09/21 Wood Finishing 1

September 21, 2023

September 21, 2023

Wood finishing can be complex and difficult. We developed this class to help you understand and the various types of finishes available and focus on how when, why, and where to use them. We will provide handouts for the course content, but encourage you to bring a notebook to record tips and tricks we share with you during the class.

Masterclass: Decorative Box Making

November 07, 2023 - November 09, 2023

November 07 - 09, 2023 Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to announce that we are bringing back an old favorite - the Decorative Box making class! This is an intermediate level class designed to aid you in the design and construction of fine decorative box making. In the class we will employ several decorative joinery and finishing techniques as you make a series of three boxes to take home with you. The first will be the famed Shaker oval box, where you will learn the techniques for bending and nailing these beautiful pieces. The second box will be a splined mitered box, in which you will learn how to accurately cut miters and reinforce them with decorative cross grain splines. The third and final box will feature small dovetails, the hallmark of great craft.

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Masterclass: Table Concept to Completion in Four Days

December 06, 2023 - December 09, 2023

December 06 - 09, 2023 We are excited to announce this immersive learning experience for aspiring furniture makers! This is an intermediate level class designed to aid aspiring furniture makers in the development and execution of their furniture designs using CNC. You will make a piece from scratch and take it home with you! join us for this special Masterclass to learn how to use traditional woodworking equipment and digital fabrication to rapidly produce fine furniture with precision.

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Notice to current Gift Certificate Holders:
NCFS Gift Certificates are non-refundable, and typically redeemable for one year from date of purchase; but due to Covid 19, we will honor all current Gift Certificates without expiration. Just call or email us when you find a class you would like to attend.