ExpiredMake a Simple Bench Workshop – November 20 and 21

  • Participant
    November 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    - This is a 2 day class, beginning Wednesday, November 20, 9 - 4 and ending November 21, 9 - 12

Make a naturally elegant bench with hand tools. Learn or practice the basics with this functional, rustic seat! Participants will chose from a pine or hardwood plank from a variety of options, including ones with live edges, then shape the legs on the shavehorse.

This simple design doesn’t need stretchers so it comes together very quickly. No previous woodworking experience is necessary; this class is suited to both beginners and those with previous experience.

After the legs have been glued and wedged, the bench will sit overnight to allow the glue to dry. On the following day, we will finish up the bench in the morning, then it’s yours to take home!

November 20, 9 – 4 and November 21, 9 – 12
Cost: $140, includes tuition and materials; all tools will be available to borrow, some to purchase
Instructor: Henry Banks
Class size is limited to 4 participants

Please bring your own bag lunch.

Tools needed for this simple bench:

Brace and bit
Tapered reamer
Utility knife and blades

You’re welcome to bring your own, but if you do, please label them clearly!


Venue Phone: 207 625 3396

Venue Website:

22 Hampshire St, Hiram, Maine, 04041, United States