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BBD101D23 Make a Fancy Butter Board

April, 22 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST


Butter makes everything better — so let's make a better butter board!

In this fun and educational workshop, participants will each make a solid-wood butter board with an elegant swan-neck handle. Along the way, you will also acquire key woodworking skills including edge gluing, jointing and planing, scroll saw use, burning, sanding, and finishing.

As all trend-setting party hosts know, butter boards are popular for home entertaining, as they can be dressed up with a variety of goodies to create an impressive display.

Smear them with butter or a whipped cheese and sprinkle on fresh or dried fruit, nuts, herbs, condiments, or other tasty combos and serve with bread or crackers.

A custom butter board brings an elevated touch to the party, and you’ll finish your board with a food-safe protectant finish so it will be ready for use — or ready for gifting.

You will learn:
• Edge gluing
• Jointing and planing
• Scroll saw use
• burning
• Sanding and finishing

Prerequisite: None. Beginners are welcome.

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school. Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask

Class size: Maximum 9.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation Policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies



Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.

Raul Ramirez

Meet your Instructor

Raúl has been a professional furniture maker since 1990. A member and former president of the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers, and a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Raúl specializes in custom furniture and antiques restoration, and is particularly interested in traditional hand-tool techniques. He began to teach himself woodworking during the 1970’s while working in the aerospace industry and eventually changed careers to devote himself to the craft. In 2008, with the help of other accomplished woodworkers, he founded the School in order to bring the highest level of woodcraft education to Arizona and to create opportunities for the next generation of woodworkers to learn from some of today’s most respected masters.


April 22, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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