Introduction to Woodworking - Thursdays

Introduction to Woodworking - Thursdays


7:00-10:00 pm for 6 weeks: 

September 13, 2018 - October 18, 2018

November 1, 2018 - December 13, 2018 *NO class on 11/22*

Learn the basics of woodworking and try your hand at furniture design in Bien Hecho’s signature “Intro to Woodworking” course for adults, perfect for anyone new to woodworking or in need of a refresher. Starting with the basic properties of wood and continuing through machine use, joinery and the construction of furniture, this course will give you a thorough understanding of the principles of woodworking.

You will complete a cutting board and a side table that you built and finished yourself; each is a great way to show off your skills or give as gifts to friends and family! No prior woodworking experience is necessary, and the cost of wood, tools, safety equipment and materials is included in the course fee.

Course structure

This introductory course will meet for 6 weeks from 7pm-10pm, at the home of Bien Hecho in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  

  • First class: Properties of Wood; Machines of the trade I

  • Second class: Machines of the trade II; design basics; lumber selection

  • Third class: Dressing lumber; Joinery I: types and techniques

  • Fourth class: Joiner II: practical application

  • Fifth class: Table legs; beginning your table

  • Sixth class: Finishing your table



Tim Dowse, Artist/Woodworker/Educator

Tim Dowse is a Brooklyn-based artist and woodworker. He received his BFA from the University of Minnesota and his MFA from Rutgers University. He has been a practicing carpenter for 15 years working in myriad different settings including cabinet and furniture shops, as well as architectural modeling and fine art fabrication studios. Previously, Tim spent 5 years as a teacher at 3rd Ward.


Bien Hecho is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave, Building 3, Suite 1110
Brooklyn, NY 11205 

Full instructions and directions will be e-mailed upon the completion of your purchase.

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Refund Policy

Purchases for Bien Hecho Academy workshops and classes may only be 100% refunded up to 3 days after purchase and 7 or more days prior to class start date. There will be a 30% fee for any refund/cancellation requests outside our refund policy.

For more information, to join a waitlist for sold-out classes, or for any other questions, contact