This course is for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the ocean of woodworking by better understanding what tools are used for and the safe way to use them. Woodworking encompasses many different tools, styles, and ways of working. However, it all starts with some basic understanding of wood structure, how tools work, and which tools to use for different applications. After instruction and demonstrations, the students will have a guided opportunity to try all of the main tools in the wood shop. In order to apply this new understanding of woodworking and furniture making, the class will make two small projects: a cutting board and a picture frame. The cutting board project will come first, and the main learning outcome will be to understand how to mill wood to make boards “square”. The picture frame project will provide the opportunity to learn a little about joinery and how to embellish and create texture with various hand tools. This course will provide an abundance of information and will be a safe and exciting way to get started in woodworking!