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4-Week Woodworking Series: Mortise and Tenon Bench CHICAGO

01/27/2024 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm CST

Learn intermediate woodworking skills by building a bench in this 4 part series!

Schedule: This is a 4 part series. There is exactly one week in between each session; the same time and day of the week (ex: Saturdays at 10:30am)

January dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, & Feb 17 at 10:30am-1:30pm.

Are you interested in expanding your woodworking skills to include traditional joinery methods, advanced milling technique, and hand tool usage? Our 4-week Mortise and Tenon Bench series is perfect for woodworking enthusiasts who are ready to take their skills to the next level! In this course, you will have the opportunity to work with reclaimed wood to build a beautiful and functional bench that will last for years to come. Over the course of the four weeks, you will be taught about some of the design principles that furniture makers consider as you develop your skills as a builder.

As you craft a gorgeous piece of furniture using traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, you will learn how to use jigs to improve accuracy and efficiency in addition to the proper use of hand tools like chisels and hand saws. At the end of the course, you will be left with an expanded skill set that you can ponder while sitting on your sturdy and attractive new bench: perfect for taking your shoes off after a day in the shop!

This is an intermediate level class. Prior experience with the planer and table saw is helpful.

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.


If you can’t make it to a class, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org with their name and email address.

If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 hours before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule.

We do not offer other refunds or transfers between classes.


If you arrive to a workshop later than 20 minutes after the stated start time, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

We do not provide refunds to latecomers.


All workshops are 18+ unless otherwise specified; no woodworking experience necessary

Materials are included in the fee for the workshop

We are not able to accommodate last minute attendees. If a workshop is sold out, there are no open spots.


Rebuilding Exchange Chicago
1740 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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