The Southwest School of Woodworking is committed to building your skills
This course/school has exceeded my expectations and has shaped my thoughts on my future. The Fundamentals I course has convinced me to really take woodworking seriously and really pursue the trade and to learn as much as I possibly can.
“I am happy to hear, that the School is going well. I am proud you are using my dovetail method. Those dovetails are the signature of fine furniture. With the good instructors and small size classes, you have one of the finest woodworking schools in the country. Happy Woodworking.”
“Great tools and great instructors, I can’t get enough of SWSW!!!”
“The S.W. School of Woodworking gave me the skill and network to find my dream job, creating and building!”
“Great people, fantastic place to learn new skills and make beautiful projects!!!”
“Took a two-day cutting board workshop on December 1-2. Terrific experience. Instructors were very skilled and helpful, facilities were awesome, and the process was very well organized. Loved the class!”
“I had a wonderful time making the flute taught by Lee. The classmates were very helpful with tips and everyone enjoyed the class. I definitely recommend trying a class and make a cool item and meet great people.”
“Many, many thanks to Raul and Paul for all they did in the rocking chair class. This class was superb and the chair my wife and I took home is spectacular!”
“My wife and I attended the George Walker Design Class. While she is not a woodworker, she is very involved with pottery. We both came away with a much better understanding of design and the various elements required to make an esthetically functional and pleasing project. George Walker is an excellent presenter and has a wealth of knowledge which he shared enthusiastically. We both thank you for affording this great opportunity and will attend this class again if presented.”
“I really found my passion. Even though I don’t speak English that good, I enjoyed the three fundamental classes. I feel more confident and decided where I’m going with the skills I just got. Added: I highly recommend joining the classes in here since You can hone your skills along with having a nice time.”
I love coming to this school, I will be back with my family.
The classes at the school gave me the knowledge and confidence to build things I previously could only imagine and opened new doors in the world of Woodworking. The instructors are at the top of their specialties. The quality of instruction and the course content is always challenging at any level and the hands-on experience keeps you engaged from beginning to end. Not only have I completed many of the courses the school has to offer, I also opened my own shop specializing in custom woodworking. … I never would have thought any of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for the school and its instructors.
Love the school & the opportunity to take classes from a variety of Master craftsmen/craftswoman.
I enjoyed my experience at the school. The class helped me feel more confident to start my own projects safely.
I am so glad I decided to take this course! Everything exceeded my expectations.
I have always enjoyed Raul, all of the Instructors and all of the students. The school has always been great.
I need super basic instructions, something like steps needed when cutting different pieces & using different machines. Overall, I had really minimal knowledge but was able to pick things up still & slower but i got it. IIt was a Fantastic class & I’ll defenately be back.
Master Classes for Major Learning
Build a Dining Chair with Michael Fortune.
Milling your own lumber is an invaluable skill.
This beautiful cabinet made by Donna Cohen features intricate scrollwork in the top.
This walnut cradle was hand-crafted by student Eric Morris.