Dovetail Workshop


Start Date





DMC D004 Woodshop

End Date


Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday



Learn to cut crisp and accurate dovetails.  Dovetails are one of the strongest and oldest types of joinery; they are useful for building boxes and furniture.  Students will learn to cut both Through and Half-Blind Dovetails by hand.  They will learn to use chisels, marking gauges, saws, and mallets to cut the joinery.  It’s helpful for students to have some woodworking experience, but not necessary.  Good dexterity and a good eye will help those without much woodworking experience.

We urge you, if you are able, to be fully up-to-date on vaccinations, including boosters. Available vaccination sites can be found here.

The woodshop has several saws, however if you would like to bring your own, or purchase a saw, (optional)here is a link.

This class has ended.

Rachel Prentki

Rachel Prentki is a furniture maker and member of the Charlestown Furniture Makers collective. She has a BS in Communications from Boston University and completed the Cabinet and Furniture program at North Bennet Street School.