Charleston Woodworking School | Daily Schedule at the Charleston Woodworking School
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Daily Schedule at the Charleston Woodworking School

A typical day for students includes a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on experience, and personalized learning. We believe each student’s education is maximized by working at their own pace, in conjunction with a structured learning environment.  Each student is assigned their own personal workbench. Work interaction between students is highly encouraged.
Several unique disciplines of woodworking are incorporated into each course.  Gilding, antique restoration and repair, and carving techniques are all part of the advanced curriculum.

Example of the Daily Schedule at the Charleston Woodworking School:

 

8:45am Workshop Opens. Tool sharpening and maintenance.
9:00am Prepare for classroom instruction.
9:15am Daily lecture on furniture history, design, and business.
9:45am Daily bench skill instruction and demonstration.
10:30am Work on bench skills.
12.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Student project design and construction.
4.30pm End of daily instruction.
5:00-8:00pm Woodworking School will be open 1-2 nights a week for informal work on projects
8.00pm Doors close

Student Expectations

Every student at the Charleston Woodworking School will be asked to adhere to certain professional values that make an outstanding woodworker.  Please see these expectations under the “Furniture School Values” tab on this website.