This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the tools and processes in the woodshop. From designing and selection of materials to construction and finishing, emphasis will be placed on craftsmanship, safe use of materials and tools, and group work. Woodworking projects enhance students’ spatial reasoning skills, teach complex problem solving, and help put their academic subjects, such as geometry and physics, into real life context. Hands on design classes help students gain confidence as real world problem solvers, teach perseverance, patience, and attention building skills, and instill pride of accomplishment and self-esteem through the processes of designing and making.