DIY Wooden Side Table With Hairpin Legs (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $125


This woodworking / building project will introduce you to some basic woodworking concepts, skills, and tools for constructing simple pieces of furniture. We will take you through the steps of measuring and cutting your wood, using jigs and power tools to assemble your pieces into a wooden case, and staining / sealing your wood to pretty it up and protect it from the elements. You will have a few design options for customizing your piece, such as case size (approx 20"-24" width, 6"-8" height), case color (natural, golden oak, or dark walnut), hairpin leg size (20" or 24"), and hairpin leg color (satin black or raw steel). Each student will leave with one completed wooden side table, one hairpin leg care kit that includes protective hardware to stabilize the legs and supplies to keep the legs cleaned up, and a basic understanding of the woodworking skills tools necessary should you want to build another one of these tables on your own!

- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- using jigs, stop blocks, and power saws to cut wood
- assembling wood pieces with clamps, jigs, and wood glue
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- using forstner bits and wooden dowels for decorative look
- sanding, staining, and finishing the wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. Each table comes with a set of four hairpin legs, which are sourced from DIY Hairpin Legs, and retail for around $60-$75 per 4pc set. All wood, hardware, stain, and polyurethane to complete this furniture piece is also included. In addition, you will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

Instructor Bio: Iain Thatcher is a part-time woodworker and full-time native of San Francisco. In 2015, Iain launched Lone Mountain Supply Co., a brand focused on building beautiful, hand-crafted wooden items that make people happy, and will last a lifetime. He takes inspiration from 1960’s Handmade Houses in northern California as well as traditional Japanese joinery, and modern sustainable design. He works with both new and reclaimed materials in his wood shop near Golden Gate Park. Check out his work on his Instagram feed at:

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

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