Live Edge Furniture for Teens

September 16 - September 17, 2023

Live Edge Furniture for Teens


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $295
Material Fee: $60

Ages 13-17

Come explore the fundamentals of live edge furniture construction while building a small live-edge table. Students will take rough lumber through the milling process while learning how to safely use the joiner, planer and table saw. We will glue up our tabletops and also turn simple legs on the lathe. No prior experience is necessary to take this class, as we will cover everything from sourcing lumber all the way through sanding and finishing your table.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Participants must bring their own lunches

Level: 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: Ages 13-17, Youth


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Jason Pak Swienckowski

Jason Pak Swienckowski is a woodworker, potter, and friend living in Raleigh, NC. His work involves utilizing locally sourced materials and highlighting their natural beauty. He enjoys foraging, gardening, riding his bike and cooking for his friends. Jason earned a degree in Art and Design at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. He has since worked and learned at multiple craft schools on the east coast including Penland and more recently Peters Valley as the woodshop assistant. Jason is delighted to be returning to the Peters Valley as an instructor!

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