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Woodworking Nitty-Gritty: Tables

July 18 - 23, 2021

Kimberly Winkle  ·  kimberlywinkle.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking while constructing a small table; the goal is to gain confidence and competence while enjoying the process of transforming raw materials into a beautiful table.


  • Fundamentals of woodworking
  • Utilizing mortise and tenon joinery
  • Design and skills to build a table


  • Cherry and maple wood
  • Various saws, jointer, and planer
  • Hand woodworking tools


  • Joinery techniques
  • Preparing wood
  • Constructing a small table

Artist Bio

Kimberly Winkle is a professor and director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Technological University. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in Furniture Design from San Diego State University. Her workshop teaching experience includes, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Anderson Ranch Art Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, John C. Campbell Folk School, and the Appalachian Center for Craft.
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Workshop Description

Students will learn the fundamentals of woodworking while constructing a small table. The elements of woodworking covered include wood preparation, joinery, and finishing. The safe and proper use of power tools and hand tools will also be covered. While learning these techniques, participants will design and build their own table utilizing traditional mortise and tenon joinery. The goal is for you to gain confidence and competence in the woodworking shop while enjoying the process of transforming raw materials into a beautiful table. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list

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