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Woodworking Certificate Program




Date: 01.27.2025
Cost: $10,500


Yestermorrow Vermont Campus
7865 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673 United States
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Yestermorrow’s 12-week Woodworking Certificate program is designed to give amateurs and aspiring professionals a solid grounding in woodworking and furniture- making techniques, led by Yestermorrow’s talented and nationally recognized faculty.

Skills learned in the program include design and drafting, wood selection and preparation, joinery, traditional hand skills, sharpening, power tool techniques, and finishing. The curriculum has a strong focus on the integration of design in the woodworking process, part of Yestermorrow’s core philosophy of design/build.

The Certificate begins with an analysis of trees and the wood they produce, an overview of felling and milling practices, and an introduction to the tactile essence of working with green wood. The program then moves into getting oriented to the tools of the woodshop and basic principles of wood movement and layout. Additional program segments include beginning furniture making, traditional handtool chairmaking, joinery, box making, small scale design/build, advanced furniture techniques, plywood cabinetry, live edge furniture and wood Finishes. The program culminates in a two-week studio where each student will design and build a piece of their own choosing.

Classes are generally scheduled 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, with some occasional weekend shop days and evening lectures/shop time. Students will have access to the shop over the weekends and in the evenings. Students are expected to take advantage of this time to complete their course projects.

All experience levels are welcome; however, we recommend that absolute beginners complete Yestermorrow’s Intro to the Woodshop or an equivalent class or training program prior to enrolling.

Yestermorrow’s sliding scale tuition model is not available for certificate programs. Information on financial aid can be found here.



Sterling College: 15 Continuing Education Units ($1,950 additional)

American Institute of Architects (AIA): 358 Learning Units


Competency: Beginner, Intermediate
Starts: January 27, 2025, 9am
Ends: April 18, 2025, 5pm
Materials Fee: $500
Tuition: $10,500


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