Woodworking and CNC Schools & Classes

  (If it doesn't say CNC, then it's probably traditional woodworking)





• You will also find CNC classes at the bottom of the CNC page.
Rockler and Woodcraft stores across the country offer classes.
• Most clubs will mentor beginners.

The Furniture Society is a great resource for professional learning.
• Woodturners can learn a lot through the American Association of Woodturners (AAW)

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The following are opportunities to learn about turning, carving, luthiery, cabinetmaking and furniture building.


Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Calhoun Community College - CNC Courses

Lawson State Community College - CNC Courses

Shelton State Community College - CNC Courses

Wallace State - CNC Courses

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Borman Violins

Haight Guitars

Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery

Southwest School of Woodworking

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Arkansas Craft School (ACS)

Mid-South Community College - CNC Courses

Pulaski Technical College - CNC Courses

UA Little Rock (furniture design)

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Ambrose Pollack

ARC Guitar

Beyond The Trees (Fred Carlson, luthier)

BowWorks (violin bows, Steven Beckley)

College of the Redwoods

Cerritos Community College

David J. Marks Woodworking Classes

Deb Zito Fine Furniture & Design

El Camino College - CNC

Essick Woodworking School

Fleishman Instruments

Fresno City College - CAD/CAM

Fretted Strings (Harrison Phipps)

Fullerton College - CNC, Manufacturing Technology

Geiger School of Lutherie by the Sea

Glendale Community College - Technology Dept.

Grew-Sheridan Studio

Lessons in Lutherie with Brian Burns

Los Angeles Trade Technical College - CNC

Masterpiece School of Furniture

Masters Vocational College - CNC

MiraCosta College - Woodworking, CNC

Mt. San Antonio College - CNC

Palomar College

Pierce College, Los Angeles - CNC

Pleasant Hill Education Center Wood Shop

Reedley College - CNC

Robert Lee’s Guitar Building School

San Bernardino Valley College - CAD/CAM

San Jose City College - CNC

San Jose State University - CNC, Wood

Santa Ana College - CAD, CNC

School of Classical Woodworking

Schürch Woodwork

Simi Institute - Click on Machine Shop

The American School of French Marquetry

The Arques School - Boatbuilding

William Ng School of Fine Woodworking

Woodwork Institute (certification)

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Front Range Community College - CNC

Mesa University - CAD

O'Brien Guitars

Planet Bluegrass Mandolin and Guitar Building

Pueblo Community College - CNC

Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking and Lutherie

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Brookfield Craft Center

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

Hot String Guitars (Jamie Boss)

The Woodworkers' Club

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Florida Community College at Jacksonville - CNC

Franklin Street Woodworking School

Jason Straw School

Pensacola State - CNC

Sylvan Wells Guitar Making

Valencia College - CNC

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Everett Guitars (Kent Carlos Everett)

Gwinnett Woodworker's Association

Highland Woodworking

Noel's Woodworks

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Hana Lima 'Ia Ukulele Making School

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Bauhaus Woodshop NFP

Chicago Luthiers Workshop

Chicago School of Guitar Making

Chicago School of Violin Making

Chicago School of Woodworking, LLC

CU Woodshop Supply

Greater West Town Training Partnership

J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture

Windsor Academy Chairmaking and Woodturning

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Bavarian Chalet Woodcarving Studio

Indiana University, Violin Repair

Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Randall O'Donnell Classical Institute

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Woodsmith Store Woodworking Seminars

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Pittsburg State University, Wood Technology

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Kelly Mehler's School of Woodworking

Ted Harlan Woodworking School

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Apprentice Shop, The

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Nikos Apollonio, Luthier

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

The Landing School (Boat Building)

Wood Design and Craftsmanship - University of Maine

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Annapolis Woodworks

Mark Supik Woodturning Workshops

The Woodworker's Club

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Calvo Studio Wood Carving School

Heartwood School

Leeds Guitarmakers’ School

MCLA, Violin Repair

New England School of Architectural Woodworking

North Bennet Street School

Paul White Woodcarving

Snow Farm

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts

Thomas Knatt, Luthier

Wm. R. Cumpiano, Guitarmaker

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Galloup Guitars

Kendall College of Art & Design

Northern Michigan University

Sam Beauford Woodshop

Walicki Carving Studio

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Blue Sky Galleries

Hennepin Technical College

Ivan Whillock Studio

Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking

Mitch Kohanek, Finishing

Southeast Tech - Guitar & Violin Repair/Build

The Woodworking Academy - blog

Wood Carver's Store & School, St. Louis Park

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Franklin Furniture Institute

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American Woodworking Academy

Midwest Guitar Luthier & Repair

The Art of Lutherie (Tom Bills, St. Louis)

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Western Woodcarvers

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New Hampshire

Alan Carruth, luthier

Epic/McLaughlin Woods

Homestead Woodworking School

University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship

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New Jersey

Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair

Peters Valley Craft Education Center

The American Woodcarving School

The DIY Joint

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New Mexico

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New York

Bentwood Studio

Makeville Studio

Regh Violins

School for American Crafts, Rochester Inst. of Tech.

Woodcarving By George

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North Carolina

Country Workshops Woodworking School

Gregory Paolini Academy

Haywood Community College

James Condino, Luthier

J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars

John C. Campbell Folk School

NC State University - wood program

NC State Wood Products Extension

Nickerson Guitars

Penland School of Craft

Rockingham Community College

Scott Meek Woodworking School

Silver River Center for Chair Caning

Tryon Arts and Crafts School

UNC Ashville RAMP

Warren Wilson College

Western Piedmont Community College

Woodwright’s School (Roy Underhill)

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North Dakota

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Boston Woodworking Co. Ltd.

Conover Workshops

Richard Grell Studio

University of Rio Grande

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American School of Lutherie

Jeffrey R. Elliott Guitars

John Bigelow Martczyanov, Luthier

Northwest Studio (Gary Rogowski)

Oregon School of Arts & Crafts

Oregon State, Wood Science

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Bucks County Community College

Edinboro University

Eric Schaefer Guitar Building

First Avenue Woodworking

Frank Finocchio, Master Luthier

J. D. Lohr School of Woodworking

Nazareth Guitar Institute

Northampton Community College

Online Guitar Building School - Eric Schaefer

Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Philadelphia Woodworks

The Acanthus Workshop, LLC

The Chimneys Violin Shop

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

Mary May School of Traditional Woodcarving

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South Dakota

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Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy

Lonnie Bird's School of Fine Woodworking

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Center for Essential Education

Heritage School of Woodworking

Renaissance Custom Furnituire - Apprenticeship

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Violin Making School of America

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Shelburne Art Center

The Vermont Woodworking School

Vermont Instruments School of Lutherie

Yestermorrow School

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Handmade Guitars (Bob Gramann)

Shenandoah Valley Workshops

Virginia Tech, Dept. of Sustainable Biomaterials

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Washington State

Center for Wooden Boats

Marlee Guitars (Mike Conklin)

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Port Townsend School of Woodworking

Puget Sound Woodworking

Renton Tech, Carpentry

Sound Guitar Workshop

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Washington DC

The George Washington University (click on Sculpture)

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West Virginia

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Alan Lacer - Turning
George Vondriska

New World School of Violin Making

Will Schueler/WS Woodmasters

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Sam Angelo - Turning

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Joe Laird Woodturning School

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Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking - BC

Jan's Carving Studio - ON

Okanagan College - ON

Passion for Wood - ON

Rosewood Studio - ON

Chipping Away, Inc. - ON

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United Kingdom

Boat Building Academy

David Savage – Fine Furniture Making School

New Legacy School of Woodworking

Lethenty Mill Furniture, Scotland

The Thomas Chippendale School of Furniture, Scotland

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New Zealand

Centre for Fine Woodworking

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