Our Fine Woodworking Library

Written by Heide Martin on .

Three of the buildings on the CFC campus house our classrooms and workshops, and students spend the vast majority of their time in those spaces. Most visitors, however, have their first exposure to campus through a fourth building, which is home to the Messler Gallery, the administrative offices, and the Fine Woodworking Library. Our library houses a large collection of books, periodicals, and instructional DVDs, and provides an additional and valuable resource to our students.


Director Peter Korn appreciates the value of the library: “We are ever-grateful to the Taunton Press for helping to fund our Fine Woodworking Library back in 2003. Students use it daily to research designs and techniques, and it has also turned out to be a resource for non-students from our local community.”


The library is comfortably furnished with chairs donated by the Windsor Chairmakers, located in nearby Lincolnville, Maine. Wifi access and beautiful lighting makes it an attractive space to study and work.


Our large collection of books and periodicals covers a wide range of topics, from art and design theory to woodworking techniques to historical catalogues of furniture styles.



The library also features a notice board that is used by students and local residents alike, with postings of employment opportunities, tool sales, and workshop rentals.


As a small non-profit, many spaces on our campus do double duty at times, and the library is no exception. The staff gussies up the room for openings and parties, and the library deck provides space to mingle and a platform for speeches and announcements.




The next time you are on campus, give yourself a little time to linger in our library!

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