Fine Woodworking Online Courses: Bundle & Save


Access to the below courses:

  • Foundations of Woodworking with Mike Pekovich
  • Machine Joinery with Tim Rousseau
  • Miter Joinery with Tim Rousseau
  • SketchUp for Furniture Design with Dave Richards

Foundations of Woodworking

Foundations of Woodworking gets to the very core of the craft of woodworking: laying out, cutting, and assembling joinery for furniture and other treasured wood objects. This in-depth course will take you step-by-step through basic woodworking strategies that apply to anything you might build. Pekovich dives project-by-project into the essential wood joints, from rabbets and dadoes through dovetails and miters. Master these joints – with a combination of hand tools and power tools – and the door is open to create just about any design you can think of.

Machine Joinery

The best way to master joinery is to learn from an instructor with vast experience and a knack for simplifying the complex. Tim Rousseau qualifies on both counts. In this on-demand course, Tim walks you through proven strategies, techniques, and tips for crafting the most commonly used joints – those you’ll use again and again. Along with a deeper understanding of joinery, you’ll learn how to cut and fit joinery with speed, accuracy, and repeatability, giving you the skills and confidence to build furniture that will stand the test of time.

SketchUp For Furniture Design

SketchUp takes the guesswork out of woodworking by helping you create accurate plans that avoid errors while you build. This intensive course will help improve your SketchUp skills, giving you more advanced tools to design and build better furniture projects with efficiency. To get the most from this course, participants should be familiar with SketchUp's tools and functionality.

Miter Joinery

Visually simple yet requiring precision and skill, the miter joint is an attractive and capable method of joining two pieces of wood at a corner. Think of picture frames, mirrors, and small boxes—all are typically joined with miters. There's no one better to teach you this cornerstone woodworking joint than Tim Rousseau. Starting with strategies for calibrating angles, he will demonstrate how to cut miters using both hand and power tools—table saw, router, or biscuit joiner. You'll learn how to fine-tune mitered surfaces for a perfect fit, and get clever tips for clamping and glue-up. For joints that need reinforcement, you'll learn how to beef up the joint using mortise-and-tenons, or add splines for additional strength and beauty. Finally, once the basic miter is mastered, you'll have the tools to create a unique, showcase joint—the three-way miter.

Choose between the following bundle options: 

All Four Courses


Foundations + SketchUp + Miter Joinery


Foundations + SketchUp + Machine Joinery


Foundations + Machine Joinery + Miter Joinery


Foundations + SketchUp


SketchUp + Machine Joinery + Miter Joinery


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Mike Pekovich’s furniture-making career began when he stumbled into a basic woodworking class while studying art in college. In addition to woodworking, he studied graphic design, and the combination of those two pursuits eventually led him to Fine Woodworking magazine where he currently serves as the editor and creative director of the magazine.. Over his career, Mike discovered a passion not just for building, but for teaching the craft. Along with his magazine work, Mike teaches across the country, has written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking, and has authored two books. His first effort, The Why and How of Woodworking, speaks to the heart of what it means to be a woodworker, and offers guidance and inspiration for creating meaningful work. The recently published Foundations of Woodworking focuses on the basic techniques and strategies that are essential for success in the craft, and it serves as a basis for this course.


Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission and teaching at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, where he is the lead instructor for the nine-month comprehensive course at the school. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Northeast and is included in private collections nationwide. Rousseau’s style is a blend of traditional and modern forms, with a high emphasis on craftsmanship. He intends his furniture to be used in everyday living.

“I regard myself as much a teacher as I do furniture maker.” 


Dave Richards has been a SketchUp user and teacher for more than 15 years. He is an authorized SketchUp trainer and uses the drawing program for a wide variety of projects, from tiny medical devices to architectural projects. His primary use is drawing woodworking projects and plans for himself as well as for a number of professional woodworkers and cabinetmakers. He also draws project plans for Fine Woodworking and is a contributor to the blog "Design. Click. Build". He is the author of the SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers (The Taunton Press). Dave is a retired Biomedical Equipment Technician and Instructor of Anesthesiology in the Mayo College of Medicine. He lives in Rochester, MN, with his wife, son, and one dog.

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