August 26 - August 30, 2022



Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $75

In this hands-on workshop, you will develop your woodworking skills through a comprehensive survey of the joinery used in solid wood furniture construction. Using both hand and power tools, you will have the opportunity to cut a variety of joints. Throughout the week Owain will demonstrate safe, efficient, and accurate techniques for achieving precise and strong joinery. Participants will leave with a library of sample joints they have cut that can be used to help design future projects. Joinery covered in this class will include half-blind and through dovetails, mortise and tenon, miters, slip-tenons, sliding dovetails, and more. There will also be discussions on choosing the right joint for the right application, gluing and clamping strategies, and troubleshooting poorly fitting joints.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Owain Harris

Owain Harris is a self-taught woodworker operating a one man studio in Gonic NH, where he builds custom furniture and cabinetry. He began his career in wood as a framing carpenter in 1997 and after several years working as both a finish carpenter and remodeler, he entered the shop full-time as a cabinetmaker in 2008. He is a juried member of both the League of NH Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. His work has been featured in many publications such as Fine Woodworking and NH Home, and has received multiple awards, most recently in the Furniture category of the Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge. Owain shares his passion for furniture making and design through writing and teaching, primarily as an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine.

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