I am a graphic design with architecture background. I've built a few
simple objects while I was in School but never really built anything
grand scale. I would like to build my own dining table and chairs and
was wondering if anyone can give me any guidance (I will do all the
design work, measurements, etc). I am looking to see if there are any
weekend classes in Toronto area where I can take courses (and build
the table with the instructor's help). Thanks in advance for your
I'm in the same boat. I found that most of the community colleges around
GTA offers evening/weekend courses on woodworking:
I just enrolled in the upcoming one at George Brown myself:
Ottawa is still english, last I checked, and since I live there (here) I
check often ;)
Actually, Rosewood Studios is in Almonte, a small town about 30-40
minutes from Ottawa. An absolutely gorgeous area.
I've never taken any courses at Rosewood Studios, but have heard good
things about them. They offer 1 and 2 week full day courses if you
wanted to make a vacation out of it.
Here's their URL: http://www.rosewoodstudio.com /
(not affiliated, and all that blah, blah, blah)
I live in Toronto and no one in their right mind will ever travel 4
hours each way from Toronto to Ottawa to learn woodworking. A month ago
I had a garage full of crap and now I have some simple tools that cost
less than 200 bucks and I am happily learning through books, this
NewsGroup, and trial and error. Most Home depo's have bargain bins where
you can get perfectly good scrap wood for "a buck a peice", and the most
common tools I use are my manual mitresaw, my hand plane, jig saw /
skill saw, some files and chisels and a bench vise, ( all mastercraft
stuff from canadian tire...really cost less that 200 bucks.... cheap but
gets me started). I have built a kichen island and chairs, very simple
mind you, but thats where you start, and if none of the above is
applicable to you then I can only suggest the Toronto parks and
Recreation services that offer free or low fee courses for beginner and
intermediate, and I think your just paying for materials when there is a
Jay Pique wrote:
If you can commute to Oshawa, there's "The Carpenter's Square"
<http://www.thecarpenterssquare.com/ . They have courses and
they also can provide individual assistance (which it sounds
like you'd be interested in).
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