Carpentry Math Boot Camp.
Furnishing a Future's program runs daily for 5 weeks.  If a student is committed to their success...we are committed to them succeeding...even if it takes a little more time.  If needed, we run a pre-program Carpentry Math Boot Camp to insure that each student has the necessary math skills needed to succeed in this field.

General Job Readiness Skills.
Life skills that develop proper work ethic:
punctuality, responsibility, accountability,
resiliency, time management, communication
and teamwork with supervisors and colleagues.


Shop Safety. 
First Aid, Eye/hearing protection, 
Proper clothing and grooming.

Wood and Woodworking. 
Cupping, water, air flow, long-vs-end
grain, wood joinery. 

Power and Hand Tools. 
Safety and competency with the power tools
(table saw, chop saw, band saw, jig saw, router,
jointer and planer), and the hand tools (hand
planers, chisels, impact drivers, hand drills, etc.)
necessary to handcraft and assemble furniture.

Academic Concepts for Design and Assembly.  
Procedural steps of layout, design,
measure, cut and assembly.


Make a Cutting Board.
Wood milling, glue-up, clamping,
cutting, and finishing.

Make a small box (prototype dresser drawer).
Basic joinery techniques.

Make a dining table.
Joinery techniques (butt joints, mortise
and tenon joints), routing a finished edge,
edge trimming plywood with wood.


Commercial Assembly and Installation.
Systematic approach to commercial product
assembly and disassembly; applying the schematic
reading, math/measurement, and mechanical
skills already developed to working with
commercial 'assembly required' furniture.



Wall Anchoring.
Methods to anchor furniture to drywall with a wood
stud, drywall without a wood stud, and to masonry.


Inset, half-overlay and full-overlay hinges for cabinetry.




Make a dresser.
Apply all the techniques learned
to date to an advanced design.