NEW! Custom Bookshelf Package

NEW! Custom Bookshelf Package

249.00

Create your own one-of-a-kind bookshelf to fit that perfect space!

This package includes up to 6 instructional hours and shop access during any of our open membership times and days for up to 60 days from the start of your project… so that you can work at your own pace to complete your unique bookshelf.

You pick the length, height, width, wood, shelf spacing and more! You can bring in and use wood that you’ve been saving for a special project, or buy from our stock of cherry, maple and oak at only $1.00/linear foot.

Simply enroll and pay online and schedule a time during our open hours to begin your bookshelf (email staff@cortlandwoodworks.org)!

This package is designed to enable you to successfully build an attractive, solid wood bookshelf at your own pace. No prior woodworking experience is needed - we will help you each step of the way!

What’s included:

  • Up to 6 hours of personalized private instruction, to help you succeed with each step of the project.

  • Access to the shop for up to 60 days from the start of your project, to work at your own pace, specifically to make your bookshelf. On average it will take 20 hours to complete a bookshelf.

  • Natural shellac finish, wood glue, biscuits and fasteners.

  • CNC support to enable you to add custom engraving or lettering to one part of your bookshelf.

What’s not included:

  • Lumber. Cherry, Oak and Maple are available in the shop for $1.00 per linear foot.

Skills covered:

  • Creating a plan and cut list

  • Milling rough-cut lumber

  • Dimensioning lumber

  • Biscuit joinery

  • Gluing lumber

  • Cutting dados and rabbits

  • CNC engraving and lettering

  • Routering an edge

  • Sanding

  • Hand application of a shellac finish

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Skill level: Beginner +

Class size: Individual 1-on-1 instruction and self-guided shop work during open hours.