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BCS101L23 Bookcase Workshop

December, 27 - December, 28 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Build a Bookcase is one of our most popular workshops — and for good reason! In just two days, you’ll build a versatile and attractive bookcase inspired by classic Arts & Crafts design that will look great in any decor.

The bookcase features two adjustable shelves, plus the bottom shelf and top, for plenty of storage space. Made in your choice of either Ash or Cherry wood, you’ll end up with a beautiful and functional piece of furniture that you can use and display proudly.

The finished bookcase measures approximately 34″ wide and 35″ tall by 13″ deep. The top is 36” wide by 15”deep and you can choose to have it overhang by 1” all around or have it flush with the back.

You will learn:

  • project layout
  • domino joinery
  • panel lay-up
  • assembly techniques
  • how to prepare wood for finishing.

By the end of the class, you will have a completed bookshelf ready for the finish of your choice, as well as new skills that will serve you for years to come. 

Prerequisite: None. Open to all skill levels.

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied.

Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

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

Please note: If you are paying by cash or check, your registration is not complete until payment is received.


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.


December 27, 2023@9:00 am MST
December 28, 2023@5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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