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North House Folk School

Woodworking & Furniture Craft

North House's programs take place year-round exploring themes from timber framing to basketry, boat building to fiber arts, woodcarving to northern ecology. We welcome your questions and inquiries anytime!

Currently Scheduled

Adirondack Chair Building

Artistic Bark-Edged Wooden Bowl Tutorial

Basic Timber Framing

Birch, Bark & Antler: Decorative Handles for the Nordic Kitchen

Bows and Arrows: Crafting a Traditional Longbow and Arrow Making

Bury Yourself In Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Carving Köksredskap: Breadboards, Butter Knives & Spoons

Dovetailed Tool Tote


Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

Outdoor Timbered Benches

Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Service Learning Project: Adirondack Chair Building

Spring-Pole Lathe: Build Your Own

Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women’s Session

Twig Furniture: Crafting the Twig Chair

Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls

Woodshop Intro for Women

Not Currently Scheduled / Past Offerings

Art of the Box: Contemporary Woodworking in Traditional Forms


Boxes: Working the Curve with Michael Cullen

Bucket Making: White Cooperage

Cabinetry Basics: Building the Wall Cabinet

Carry Your Fuel: Craft a Steambent Firewood Carrier

Continuing Turning

Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Craft Your Own Toolbox in the Japanese Style

Crafting the Kitchen Cup Hook



Dovetail Box: Simple Wood Joinery

Everyday Slöjd for the Bed & Bath

Everyday Slöjd for the Kitchen

First Impressions: Building Exterior Doors Service Learning Course


Footstool Weaving: Danish Modern Cord & Seagrass

Fundamentals of Traditional Wooden Boat Building



Hand Crafting A Northwoods Paddle

Handcrafting Doors: From Stiles to Rails

Handmade Kitchen: Utensils on the Lathe

Inkle Loom: Build Your Own

Kids Only: Slöjd in the Wood Shop

Kitchen Stools: Service Learning in Furniture Craft

Knife, Bowl & Spoon: Four Days of Woodcraft

Kubb: Build a Set for Your Family


Lines and Color and Pattern Oh My: Contemporary Woodworking

Log Home Building: Fundamentals Workshop

Making Your Mark: Adding Color and Texture to Your Work

Over the Rail: The Woven Footstool



Plane Talk: Restoring & Tuning Hand Planes

Pony Up: Build Your Own Shaving Horse, Smaller Style

Put Your Feet Up: Weave a Footstool with Paper Fiber Rush



Service Learning Project: Workbenches for the Blacksmith Shop

Service Learning: Timbered Workbenches for Handcraft

Shaker Box Tradition: Make A Stacking Set

Shaker-Style Carriers: Further Exploration

Sharpening Techniques: Fresh Cut Workshop: Afternoon Session

Sharpening Techniques: Fresh Cut Workshop: Morning session

Shaving Horse: Build Your Own

Six Board Chest

Slöjd Workshop: Shrinkboxes, Ale Bowls & Knife Work

Snowshoe Construction: Build Your Own

Spindle Turning on the Spring Pole Lathe

Staved Containers: An Introduction to White Cooperage


Sviping: Crafting Scandinavian-Style Bentwood Open Containers

Swedish Classic: 18th Century Style Lyre-Base Trestle Table

Swedish Sloyd Traditions: Knife Making and Wood Carving with Jögge Sundqvist

Swedish Style Lyre Benches

Swedish Traditions of Hemslöjd: Birch Bark Boxes

Three-Legged Milking Stool

Timbered Sawhorse Trestles

Timbered Workbench: Early American Style

Traditional Forms & Contemporary Ideas: Utensils on the Lathe

Traditional Forms & Contemporary Ideas: Vessels on the Lathe

Traditional Furniture Building with Hand-tools, Spring Pole & Electric Lathes

Traditional Paper Rush Chair Seat Weaving

Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Traditional Shaving Horse Building Workshop (Service Learning)

Turned Lidded Boxes

Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

Turning Out Gems: Intro to Woodturning On a Lathe


Turning with a Skew Chisel


Twig Furniture: Twig Mosaic End Table

Using Milk Paints: Fresh Cut Workshop

Wanigan: The Traveling Box

White Cooperage: From Watering Buckets to Fish Barrels

Windsor Chair Classic: The Sack Back

Windsor Chair Making

Windsor Stool: On the Lathe

Wooden Bowl Turning with Robin Wood

Yes, You Can Turn Firewood: Fresh Cut Workshop

Woodworking & Furniture Craft Calendar