Adult Workshops

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.

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2022 woodworking & boatbuilding classes now open for enrollment!

Chesapeake Light Craft Boatbuilding

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In these week long classes students will be guided through the construction of one of the Chesapeake Light Craft kit boats.

Woodworking Unplugged

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Handtools Only! Learn how to use planers to smooth a surface, chisel with precision, and become adept with a Japanese hand saw.


One-Day Basics

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Traditional Boatbuilding

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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.


Beginning Woodworking

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This beginning woodworking class is for anyone interested in learning how to use basic wood-working tools skillfully and safely.

Half Hull Model Making

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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.


More Classes

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.

WOMEN’S WOODWORKING *Returning Soon*

This beginning woodworking class is for anyone interested in learning how to use basic wood-working tools skillfully and safely.