Foundations of Woodworking

with Michael Pekovich

All The Tools You Need To Build Your Woodworking Skills 

Foundations of Woodworking gets to the very core of the craft of woodworking: laying out, cutting, and assembling joinery for furniture and other treasured wood objects. This in-depth course will take you step-by-step through basic woodworking strategies that apply to anything you might build. Pekovich dives project-by-project into the essential wood joints, from rabbets and dadoes through dovetails and miters. Master these joints – with a combination of hand tools and power tools – and the door is open to create just about any design you can think of.

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Meet the instructor

Michael Pekovich’s furniture-making career began when he stumbled into a basic woodworking class while studying art in college. In addition to woodworking, he studied graphic design, and the combination of those two pursuits eventually led him to Fine Woodworking magazine where he currently serves as the editor and creative director of the magazine. Over his career, Mike discovered a passion not just for building, but for teaching the craft. Along with his magazine work, Mike teaches across the country, has written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking, and has authored two books. His first effort, The Why and How of Woodworking, speaks to the heart of what it means to be a woodworker, and offers guidance and inspiration for creating meaningful work. The recently published Foundations of Woodworking focuses on the basic techniques and strategies that are essential for success in the craft, and it serves as a basis for this course.

Six weekly milestone sessions

This six-week course offers a mix of theory and guided how-to in 7-9 detailed, in-depth video lessons to help you start your next woodworking project with a plan. 

Skill-building tools

With detailed instruction and project guidance you can take your skills to the next level. Concepts are explained in detail throughout 48 video lessons and illustrated in weekly workbook downloads.

Problem-solving Q & A sessions

This weekly virtual group Q & A session will enable you to dig deeper into any subject presented in classes or provide solutions to any problems you may have encountered.

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  • Over seven hours of detailed, expert instruction
  • Access to additional exclusive online resources
  • Weekly Q & A sessions
  • Access to special bonus material
  • Unlimited access to all course materials 
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