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Professional Woodworking for Beginners

A course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)
Artisan Furniture Workshop. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
, Artisan Furniture Workshop

Learn the concepts, techniques, and tools to start woodworking like an expert

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Learn the concepts, techniques, and tools to start woodworking like an expert



English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (3.6K)
  • 99355 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 01/14/2021
  • 26 lessons (4h 1m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

If you want to get started in this age-old craft, then this course by Maderística is the one for you. Learn to make wooden furniture filled with passion and a marked identity, and who better to usher you into the world of signature carpentry than architect, carpenter, and co-founder of the Maderística workshop Patricio Ortega? Take the leap by building your very own piece of furniture!

In this course, learn the key concepts, techniques, and tools used in professional carpentry and build a pine plywood stool without needing any previous experience.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The material and its dimensions
  • U3
    U3. The tools
  • U4
    U4. The project: the legs
  • U5
    U5. The project: the seat
  • U6
    U6. Assembly and adjustments
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Patricio Ortega, who tells you how he transitioned from architecture to carpentry and how the Maderística workshop was born under the umbrella of "signature carpentry." He also shares his main influences, some very personal and others from his previous profession as an architect.

Discover the necessary materials for the course, specifically plywood, what dimensions you need, and look at the importance of ordering the pieces by size and thickness following a series of useful tips.

Patricio also gives you a detailed look at all the tools, specifying which are essential for your project and which are complementary.

Learn to use your cutting table as an extra tool as well as a milling machine, a jigsaw, and a circular saw.

Now get straight to work defining the general dimensions of your piece and adjusting them to your liking. Then use the circular saw to cut out the individual pieces. Put your piece together seamlessly following some basic rules, before moving on to designing the legs, drawing the template, and cutting them out with the jigsaw before sanding.

After seeing how to mark the axes on the seat piece, cut it with the manual milling machine for a more precise result. Patricio teaches you how to make a cross lap joint template, cut out the seat, and adjust the tenon for the perfect fit.

Finally, Patricio shares the Maderística methods for achieving the perfect finish, adding details and retouching imperfections. Now all that’s left is assembling your brand new stool!

What is this course's project?

Build a three-piece stool with half-lap joints and a cross lap joint on the seat.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to get started in carpentry or carpentry enthusiasts looking to achieve more professional results.

What you need

No previous experience is necessary for this course. Your teacher will walk you through everything step by step, from how to use the tools to the basic techniques.

In terms of materials, you need a ruler, a carpenter’s square, a combination square, a jigsaw, a circular saw (optional), a milling or cutting machine, sandpaper, a hammer, and a few other simple supplies.

If you don’t have all of these tools and are not familiar with what they are used for, this course provides a more detailed look into each one and its advantages, so that you can analyze your needs and acquire them at a later date.


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Patricio Ortega (Maderística)

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Artisan Furniture Workshop

Patricio Ortega is an architect by profession and a carpenter by trade. In 2012, he cofounded Maderística, a small design and artisanal workshop producing signature furniture, where he works alongside Carlos Aracena with the aim of raising carpentry to the category of art and design. In addition, they teach workshops to try to give this undervalued craft the recognition it deserves.

His work was selected for the 5th Ibero-American Design Biennial in Madrid and has been featured in various printed and digital media publications including Nuevos Creativos Chilenos, Diseño de Productos by Juan Pablo Fuentes as well as in the web series Manufactura, which records the work of the new generations of artisans who have excelled in different trades.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do?
  • U2

    The material and its dimensions

    • The key concept
    • The material
    • Design and dimensioning
    • Cutting list
  • U3

    The tools

    • Materials and tools
    • The working desk
    • Measurement and plotting
    • Circular saw (optional)
    • Jigsaw
    • Milling machine
  • U4

    The project: the legs

    • Design and cutting plan
    • Cutting the pieces
    • Plotting the legs
    • Cutting and construction of the form template
    • From the template to the piece
    • Insert in the middle of the wood
  • U5

    The project: the seat

    • Circle cut
    • Embedding template manufacturing
    • Seat box cut
  • U6

    Assembly and adjustments

    • Adjustment of the spike to the box and presentation of the stool
    • Detail definition, sanding and assembly
    • Assembling the stool
    • Finish
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Your first wooden furniture

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

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Professional Woodworking for Beginners. A Craft course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística) Best Seller

Professional Woodworking for Beginners

A course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)
Artisan Furniture Workshop. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (3.6K)
  • 99355 students