There’s always something new to make and experience at The Center for Wooden Boats.
BUILD A BOAT
Experience the joys of partaking in hands-on craftmaking by building a wooden boat! Specialized courses guide students through each step - with expert craftsmen at the helm.
LEARN A NEW SKILL
It’s never too late to take that wood shop class you’ve always wanted. At CWB, a variety of woodworking opportunities are available to you.
2022 woodworking & boatbuilding classes now open for enrollment!
In these week long classes students will be guided through the construction of one of the Chesapeake Light Craft kit boats.
Handtools Only! Learn how to use planers to smooth a surface, chisel with precision, and become adept with a Japanese hand saw.
From in-depth tool talks, to useful items to keep around the shop, these classes focus on creating a workspace as useful as a well-stocked pantry–you always have just what you need.
Join local boatwright Eric Hvalsoe in the complete new build of a Lake Oswego boat in our Wagner Education Center boatshop.
This beginning woodworking class is for anyone interested in learning how to use basic wood-working tools skillfully and safely.
In this class students will learn how to make their own half hull model of CWB’s classic Ted Geary designed R-class boat Pirate.
RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MARINE PAINT AND VARNISH *Returning Soon*
Learn how to repair and rehabilitate varnished or painted surfaces that have been damaged by wear and tear or neglect.