Private Class: Make Your Own Shaker Tool Tray

Women Woodworking Shaker Tool Tray at Duluth Folk School

Private classes are available to be scheduled privately for your family, educational pod, or small group (up to six people)

Price per person:

3 people:  $130 each
2 people: $150 each
Private Class (one person): $200

Includes instruction, and all tools & materials.

To schedule a private class, please email

This six-hour class is for absolute beginners, to introduce people with little or no experience, to the essential tools and processes of woodcraft and the wood shop.

You will learn the safe and proper use of tools, including the table saw, miter saw, jig saw, planer and drills. You will gain comfort and confidence, and build valuable skills that you’ll be able to apply at home, or use for further study.

In this class, we will work on accurate measurement and preparation of parts, as you build a Shaker-style tool tray that you can take home. We’ll discuss common finishes and how to apply them.

Shaker Style‘ emphasizes simplicity, clean lines and basic forms. It is known for being practical and simple down to the smallest detail.

The atmosphere of this class will be friendly, supportive and empowering. All learning styles and paces are welcome. This class is for everyone.

Registration Includes

Instruction and all supplies. By the end of class, you will have been introduced to the safe use of the most common woodworking, power, and hand tools found in a wood shop, and that you might have at home. You will leave with a completed Shaker-style tool tray that you made.

You should bring…

All materials and tools will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own safety equipment (safety glasses, hearing protection, etc), but we will have safety equipment available for everyone. We’ll take a lunch break, so you can either bring your own lunch, or enjoy a tasty meal from the Dovetail Cafe!

Skill Level

No prior experience needed

Best for Ages…

13 years old and older



Sue French Duluth Folk School Instructor

Taught by Sue French. Click on image for Sue’s full bio!



Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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