Woodworking for Beginners

Learn woodworking fundamentals that will spark a lifelong passion

Steve Maxwell’s easygoing teaching style will help you feel comfortable using new tools and learning new skills.


6+ weeks of learning

Even if you have no tools, no space, and no woodworking experience, this 6-week course will get you started building projects you’ll be proud of. Learn how to choose the right tools for you, work in the space you have, and find the right wood for every project.

After 6 weeks, you’ll still have access to all the course materials for as long as you need. Plus, Steve Maxwell will be available to answer your questions.

7 projects to build

Woodworkers learn by doing. The course includes detailed instructions to build 7 practical projects for your home, including a gorgeous entrance bench, a versatile footstool, and a rolling assembly cart for your workshop. Need a large, family-style picnic table? Follow along and learn to adapt project plans to suit your lifestyle. The ability to make things just right for you is a big part of woodworking.

Master essential skills

Woodworking for Beginners will develop essential skills that you’ll use in every project you make, for years to come. Learn to measure and cut accurately, join pieces securely, and finish wood to bring out its natural beauty. You don’t need many tools to begin, either. The hand tools I recommend in the course are safe, quiet and effective.They will also serve you well as you grow in your skills.


By the time you finish this course, you’ll know how to:

  • Design beautiful wooden items to fit your home.
  • Select lumber that delivers more value for less cost.
  • Understand when and how to use butt, dowel, biscuit and pocket screw joints.
  • Choose tools that make sense as you establish a tool collection for woodworking.
  • Use your skills to build woodworking projects—following the plans, instructions and teaching videos in the course.
And so much more!


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