Shaker Step Stool

Parent-Child Class

This is a chance to build memories

Date(s):November 16, 2019
Time:1pm – 4pm (3 hrs)
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

Click on Course Code (above) to enroll

Date Change in Progress – Please check back tomorrow

Course Fee: $95 for a parent (or grandparent) & child pair

Instructor: Hugh Swiatek

Class Description: With the assistance of a parent, children will build a Shaker step stool. The course will teach them skills in proper layout, cutting with hand and portable power tools, and shop safety.

Children taking this course will, with the assistance of a parent, construct a Shaker style step stool. Children in the class will learn about how to lay out tapers and curves, they will cut out curved pieces with the assistance of their parents, will learn how to cut to length, and will learn about glue up and assembly. The stool is made from a single 6’ 1×8. The instructor will teach proper tool use, shop safety, and will assist participants in building their stools. The skills learned building this small project will transfer to larger projects in the future.

Skill Development:

  • Shop safety
  • Simple joinery
  • measuring and cutting to size
  • working square
  • Hand saw use
  • Hand drill (augar) use
  • coping saw use
  • spokeshave use

Class Size: 3 – 6 adult/child pairs

Online Enrollment: Just click on the Course Code (above) of the session in which you wish to enroll; our standard class Policies apply. For sessions without a Course Code link (i.e. works-in-progress), please send email to and include the Course Code (or date and time) of the class that you wish to take. We will make sure that you are enrolled in the class!

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