Just Joinery

Tim Rousseau
June 8-12


Participants get hands-on experience at cutting a full range of essential woodworking joints with power tools and hand tools. Tim provides guidance in choosing the right joint for the job, while teaching precise and safe construction methods for joinery typically found in casework. These include mortise and tenons, mitered joints, housed joints, finger joints, dovetails, and sliding dovetails. 

Students work with routers, biscuit jointers, Dominos, band saws, table saws, slot mortisers, and hollow chisel mortisers, as well as with hand saws and chisels. They leave with confidence in their ability to wed two sticks together so they stay married. This is an excellent class for students who want to build on the skills they learned in Basic Woodworking.

Tim Rousseau divides his time between building furniture on commission in Camden, ME, and teaching at the Center, where he is Lead Instructor for the Nine-month Comprehensive. Tim also produces how-to and project videos for finewoodworking.com, and TauntonWorkshops.com, including the series “Making a Small Cabinet” and “Build an Asian-Inspired Hall Table.” After completing our Furniture Intensive in 1998, Tim worked in a multifaceted group shop in Hoboken, NJ, before returning to Maine in 2003 to set up his own business. For the next 15 years, he served as a Lead Instructor for our Furniture Intensive, taught summer Workshops, and co-taught the chair project of the Comprehensive. His website is timothyrousseau.com.

Open to all.


Tuition: $820

 Rousseau just joineryDetail of Eastern Hall Table by Tim Rousseau, walnut (48”x13”x31½“), 2012

 Rousseau just joinery