Hand-Tooled Furniture Series 4 Classes

  • 11/02/2019
  • 11/10/2019
  • 4 sessions
  • 11/02/2019, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 11/03/2019, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 11/09/2019, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 11/10/2019, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • CoWorking area @180Studios
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Hand-Tooled Furniture Series 4 Classes

Minimum Class Size is 8.  If class minimum is not filled by October 24th, Registrants will be E-Mailed, and refunded.

Instructor: Greg Zall

Class Fee covers instruction and materials.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of furniture making with an emphasis on hand tools. Students will learn traditional hand-cut joinery techniques as well as how to select, sharpen and use an assortment of hand tools including chisels and planes. Lectures, demonstrations and studio practice combine to familiarize students with wood’s attributes as a medium for both artistic expression and furniture construction. Each student will complete a small bench project. This is an excellent course for those who would like to learn to make furniture with just a few basic tools.

The woodshop has available all the tools you will need for this class. On the other hand, it is a great opportunity to tune up and work with any tools you may already own.

This same class is offered for $899 in the Pacific Northwest.  This class is for people that want to elevate their woodworking abilities to the highest levels.

The basic tool list for the class is:

3/4” chisel

Block plane

Smoothing plane

Hammer or small mallet


Combination square

I will provide you with all the wood you will need for your bench project.


Member: $500

Non-Member: $650

Guest Price: $500 (Add a guest for only $500 when you sign up as a member or non-member.)

Member: Half now ($250) Half Later ($250)

Because of the class expense.  Payment can be broken up into 2 separate payments. 1 Due at time of sign up and 1 at time of class start.

Minimum Class Size is 8.  If class minimum is not filled by October 17th, Registrants will be E-Mailed, and refunded.

Teacher Bio:


Located in the country just outside of metropolitan San Francisco, I create custom furniture.  

Greg Zall Furniture & Cabinet Maker

With 25 years of woodworking experience, Greg Zall’s portfolio includes a wide range of accomplishments from gallery work, private commissions, public works to teaching and fine furniture specializing in inlay and veneering.

After attending the College of the Redwoods’ prestigious Fine Woodworking Program, under the mentoring of master furniture maker James Krenov, Greg set up shop in Petaluma, California.

Greg’s aesthetic, focusing on clean lines and attention to detail, has gained him commissions from many San Francisco Bay Area clients including Gap Headquarters, Kidsoft and MacDougal Creative (events coordinator to President Clinton.)
Greg’s resume includes custom work for bay area designers and architects such as the Arc of the Torah at Stanford University, Tehiyah Day School and Kehilla High School.

In addition to teaching at the California College of the Arts, Greg also
teaches his own style of inlay and marquetry at the College of the Redwoods.

Greg’s individual works can be seen in many national and local galleries including:

Pritam and Eames in New York as well in the pages of Metropolitan Home and Fine Woodworking Magazine.

Work is displayed at the offices of:

Gap headquarters, San Francisco, CA

Stanford University, Hillel Student Center

Kidsoft, Silicon Valley, CA

MacDougal Creative (events coordinator to President Clinton) San Francisco,

Shomrai Torah Synagoge, Santa Rosa, California

Tehiyah Day School,  Richmond, California

Kehilla  High School,  Palo Alto, California



My work has been shown nationally at:

Highlight Gallery  Mendocino, California

Dovetail Gallery Healdsburg, California

Pritam and Eames, East Hampton, New York



1992—1994 Studied under cabinetmaker Jim Krenov
College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program.


"Marquetry for Contemporary Furniture"
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, California

"Marquetry Seminar," College of the Redwoods, Ft. Bragg,

"Marquetry Seminar," Wood Fair, Eureka, California

"Designing for Funiture Makers" College of the Redwoods, Ft. Bragg,

"Hand Tool Techniques" Randall Museum

"Marquetry Class for Beginners," Mendocino Art Center

Some of Greg's previous Work:  Picture of project bench soon to come.