It’s hard to believe that 2018 is winding down to a close, but indeed it is. Many of us find ourselves making New Year’s resolutions this time of year with the hopes of bettering ourselves, whether it be physically or emotionally. If your New Year’s resolution involves setting aside time to learn a new skill, then The DIY Joint is here for you. We offer a wide variety of woodworking classes, and we have quite a few coming up in January that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s take a sneak peek at a few of them!

January 2019 Woodworking Classes in Hoboken

Live Edge Side Table w/ Bowties & Colored Epoxy – $425

What is a living edge side table, you ask? This is one of the hottest wood furniture trends that is popping up in homes and restaurants across the country. These unique pieces of furniture incorporate the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece, offering a stunning aesthetic that combines raw beauty with a polished finish. In this class, you will learn various techniques for milling live-edge wood flat using a variety of tools, including a router and custom sled, hand planes, and sanders.

Available Classes

January 3, 2019 through January 17, 2019 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Thursdays)

Milling Lumber: Cutting Board – $265

This is just one of our woodshop classes in the NYC area that is ideal for beginners. This class will teach you everything you need to know about how to seamlessly glue pieces of wood together and mill lumber “square” to ensure your joints fit together as they should. During the course of this three-week class, you’ll have the opportunity to select your own wood, mill it square, and build confidence working with woodworking equipment, including planers, saws, sanders, and drill presses. The best part? You’ll have created your very own personalized cutting board!

Available Classes

January 2, 2019 through January 16, 2019 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Wednesdays)
January 3, 2019 through January 17, 2019 — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Thursdays)
January 6, 2019 through January 20, 2019 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Sundays)

Introduction To Furniture Making – $599

Everyone loves a nice, simple piece of wood furniture, especially when it was hand-made by a friend or loved one. In this woodworking class, you’ll learn the skills you need to get your feet wet in the fine art of making wood furniture, from milling the rough lumber square and operating major woodshop equipment to fine-tuning your joinery and glue-up techniques. Students love seeing their own workmanship come to life in the form of a beautiful, minimalist-inspired round side table. This class is too tempting to pass up!

Available Classes

January 6, 2019 through January 27, 2019 — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Sundays)
January 7, 2019 through February 11, 2019 — 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Mondays)
January 23, 2019 through February 27, 2019 — 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)

Skill Sets: Hand Cut Dovetail Joinery – $70

Here at The DIY Joint, we take any opportunity we can to help you master advanced woodworking skills. Dovetail joints are one of the strongest types of joinery around, and learning how to properly create them can be intimidating for beginning woodworkers. That is, unless you attend this one-day woodshop class in which master craftsman Glen Guarino shares all of his secrets for creating beautiful and durable hand-cut dovetails.

Available Classes

January 19, 2019 — 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Open Studio Certification – $150

As experienced craftsmen ourselves, we understand that some woodworkers don’t want all the bells and whistles that group classes have to offer. Sometimes, you just want a straight-forward woodworking class that will teach you the basic skills you need to operate major woodshop equipment safely so that you can have access to open studio time for your own projects. Our Open Studio Certification class allows you to do just that in only one and a half hours! Pro tip for beginning woodworkers: Take one of our project-based classes first to ensure you are comfortable with the woodworking equipment in the studio prior to taking this class.

Available Classes

January 27, 2019 — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Sign Up for Woodworking Classes Today

Are you ready to learn a new skill in 2019, or fine-tune the woodworking skills you already have? The DIY Joint offers several affordable woodshop classes, and we have a little something for everyone. Can’t make one of our January classes? Not to worry. Our February class schedule looks just as exciting with DIY serving trays, display shelves, and more. Learn how to make wood furniture, dovetail joinery, and more with our expert instructors — sign up for one of our woodworking classes today!