About Our Fine Woodworking School


Great projects, small classes, plenty of one-on-one instruction.

That’s the combination that makes my fine woodworking school so popular.

These are my furniture projects. I design them myself to ensure great proportions, pleasing lines and sound construction. At my fine woodworking school you’ll learn the best furniture making construction methods. All of the woodworking projects are constructed with time-honored mortise-and-tenon and dovetail joinery. Most of all, besides taking home new woodworking skills you’ll also take home an heirloom piece of furniture.

The goal of many woodworking schools is to fill every class with as many as twenty people. We limit our class sizes–from four to nine students, depending on the class. Because of this, you won’t have to “get a number” to receive help and you won’t get lost in the crowd. Instead, you’ll receive plenty of hands-on woodworking instruction. While you’re here you’ll also have your own large sturdy woodworking workbench with a vise. In the end, you’ll have a lot of woodworking and furniture making skills!Lonnie Bird at the fine woodworking school with woodworking student and furniture project

“You are a wonderful teacher! Thanks for your dedication of time and patience.”–Paul B., Woodworker in Virginia

I don’t delegate teaching to someone else. Instead, I personally teach each furniture making class. So you’ll benefit from my 25 plus years of teaching, professional writing and building furniture. I want you to learn all that you can about woodworking and have a great week.

“Your 25+ years of experience shows in your teaching.
This was the best woodworking class I’ve ever taken.”–Ed F., Woodworker in Arkansas

“Lonnie a great craftsman and has a passion for teaching.  He loves seeing his students learn and improve their skills. I would encourage and recommend anyone to take a class at Lonnie Bird’s School of Woodworking.”–Frank R., Woodworker in Tennessee

“Lonnie is a fantastic teacher and he can help anyone improve their hand tool and woodworking skills.”–Nick S., Woodworker in Texas