The Wood shop at The Shelburne Craft School is a heated, 3,000-square-foot space beaming with natural light. Woodworkers have access to band, table, chop, and hand saws, tool sharpeners, hand tools, routers, a joiner, a planer, lathes, a steam bender, and clamps. The shop is equipped with work benches, air filtration and dust collection.

Wood Shop Manager: Ryan Cocina

Classes and Workshops:

ADULT: Shaker Hall Table
Materials: $100, Member: $419, Non-Member: $465
Instructor: Ryan Cocina and Chris Ramos
Learn a comprehensive introduction to woodworking, this course explores basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery, and finishing. You will build a Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, while gaining familiarity with the wood shop environment.
SUMMER 2018: 10 Weeks, Monday, 6:00pm-9:00pm, June 25-August 27 Register Here
Materials: $100, Member: $419, Non-Member: $465

WORKSHOP: Branch to Spoon
Instructor: Robert Palmer
Cost: $100 plus $75 Hand tool cost *you will keep the hand tools
Come join us for a day of spoon carving on our campus or at the Rokeby Museum (see workshop for location). We will carve spoons from locally sourced green wood using hand tools and traditional Swedish carving methods. We will begin by identifying appropriate species for carving spoons and other utensils. We will discuss how to safely and effectively use a variety of tools such as carving knives, crooked knives, gouges, coping saws and hatchets. Carving a spoon from a branch is a meditation on form and function and you will leave with a beautiful object that you will cherish for years to come. Once you have used your hand carved spoon you will want to carve every utensil in the kitchen.
SPRING 2018: Rokeby Museum, 1 Day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, June 2 Register Here

WORKSHOP: Wood turning Bowls
Cost: $180 Includes Materials
Instructor: Nick Rosato
Turn a chunk of trunk into a treasure of a life time. Learn the art of lathe woodturning and go home with a beautiful hand-crafted bowl.
SUMMER 2018: 1 Day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, August 18 Register Here

WORKSHOP: Live Edge Cutting Board
Cost: $35
Instructor: Ryan Cocina
Using Vermont Maple, participants will hand plane, sand, and put finishing touches on a one of a kind cutting board. Perfect as a seasonal gift or a lovely addition to a festive feast!
SPRING 2018: 1 Day, Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm, May 5 SOLD OUT
SUMMER 2018: 1 Day, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am, June 9 Register Here

Forest to Furniture with Shelburne Farms
Instructors: Chris Ramos, Shelburne Craft School Wood Shop Manager and Marshall Webb, Woodlands Manager, Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry, including this class designed to give you the chance bring a piece of the Farm home.
Throughout the weekend, you’ll build a rustic table or bench out of a piece of wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and learning about the source of your table — the Shelburne Farms forest. Select your wood and learn how to craft it into a personalized table or bench for your home. Lessons will cover handtools, power tools, and the uses of oil and water-based finishes. Prior woodworking experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 SOLD OUT

Have you taken a class here? want more wood working in your life?

Check out our Community Renter Program:

The renter program is a great way for craft students and experienced community members to access our fully equipped woodworking shop to work on their independent projects.

Questions on community wood shop renter program?
Contact Wood Shop Manager: Ryan Cocina

Shop fee will be raised in June 2018, the prices below effective June 01 2018

Orientation: $40

Entry Level: $100/month

Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Full wood working staff supervision, to answer questions, help with machines and project ideas, limited storage.

Standard Renters: $150/month

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, 5: 00 pm- 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am- 9:00 pm

Renter Plus: $200/month

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am- 9:00 pm

Including one weekday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

  • Use of all equipment
  • Professional quality machinery
  • Community hand tools
  • Lumber and project storage
  • Key-code access
  • Scheduled monitoring and assistance

Woodworker-in-Residence: $325/month
All access, shared private separate storage work room and teaching oppertunities

The Woodworker-in-Residence Program provides an incubating environment for emerging woodworkers with the goal of beginning their own woodworking business. By providing affordable shop access, the program provides participants an opportunity to develop their portfolio, client base, and business model.
Current Woodworkers-in-Residence

Jim Kay
Rob Palmer
Ryan Cocina
Carol F. Koerner
Matthew Ogleby



Tools On Hand:

  • Chop Saws
  • Table Saws
  • Jointer
  • 20 inch thickness Planner
  • Routers
  • Drill Press
  • Band Saws
  • Belt Sander
  • Lathes
  • Hand Sanders
  • Metal Chop Saw
  • Large Selection of Hand Tools
  • Dust Collection
  • Finish Room
  • Clamps
  • Sharpening Stones
  • Various Jigs