Build a Coffee Table

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Saturday, November 5th // 4-7pm

Saturday, November 12th // 4-7pm

*Please be advised: This is a six-hour class split into two. Each class session will be three hours on each specified date. Also, class registration will close 1 week before class start to ensure everyone gets their materials, so register soon!



In this class you will learn how to make your very own coffee table. This solid hardwood modern coffee table is made from rustic alder and looks fantastic in front of the couch, under a window with your favorite plant on it, or as a gift!


We will start by discussing milling techniques and how to prepare your lumber for a table top. Next you will learn how to properly layout your boards to minimize warping/wood movement. As well as how to use a biscuit joiner to help with alignment during the glue up. Working in teams of two we will glue up each table top and leave them to cure. This will end the first day. On day two we will sand our table tops smooth and talk about different techniques for filling knots in wood if that is the look you are going for. Next we will attach the hairpin legs and discuss different types of finish and staining techniques.


This class will be taught by Tomas Vallejos. He is a Denver local who works as a custom picture framer, carpenter and woodworker with an emphasis in custom furniture making. He is also a current student and teachers assistant of the fine woodworking program at Red Rocks Community College where he continues to ever expand on his woodworking knowledge and skills. Take a look at some of his work via his Instagram page @north20_finewoodworking

Minimum age

18 years or older

What's Provided

All materials provided

Cancellation Policy

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The Denver Tool Library offers classes in woodworking, home repair/remodeling, metalworking, arts and crafts, and more!

We also have a Community Workshop so you can work on your own projects outside of class, plus over 5000 take home tools you can borrow to get the job done at home.

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