Fine Woodworking Technologies

Fine Woodworking and Lutherie

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Red Rocks Community College provides one of North America’s largest and most comprehensive fine woodworking curriculum in a hands-on, small-class learning environment.  Our superior woodworking courses prepare our students for vocational opportunities throughout the wood industry. Based at our campus in the foothills near Denver, Colorado we offer:

  • Training at our 45,000 square foot woodshop equipped with top of the line tools including Saw Stop table saws, jointers, planers, jointers, routers, CNC router, laser, computer lab, finishing lab, carving lab, and lutherie lab.
  • Over 40 courses on a rotating basis spanning furniture design and creation, instrument making, CAD/CAM technology, and fine art wood objects. 
  • More than 20 instructors who are experts in their fields, and average 15 years of professional experience.

Aspiring woodworkers can pursue certificates and degrees in Furniture making, musical instrument making, computer design and manufacturing technologies, cabinet making, and wood turning.  Our degrees, certificates, and programs fit the goals of woodworkers, whether they are pursuing a career or fine-tuning their technical skills.

The Lutherie/Drum making programs at RRCC introduce students to the vast world of high-end custom made instruments. We offer courses in construction from scratch or repair in a range of instruments, including drums and diverse stringed instruments, both acoustic and electric. Classes emphasize the integration of old world traditional methods and modern technology, materials, and design.


Explore Fine Woodworking and Lutherie programs below:
 

Fine Furniture & Cabinet-Making

Develop woodworking design and construction skills and realize your unique designs by pursuing a path in furniture or cabinet-making. Courses emphasize the integration of old world traditional methods with modern technology, materials, and design.


Fine Woodworking Intensive

This fast paced program focuses on furniture design and construction using traditional woodworking tools and techniques as well as applying computer aided design and fabrication machines.


Fine Art Woodworking 

What sets apart every design is its unique details.  We offer multiple courses that explore the details of woodworking, including veneering, wood turning, and carving. These techniques can be used in conjunction with other woodworking disciplines or stand on their own as works of art.


Wood Instrument Making

 

The Lutherie/Drum making programs at RRCC introduce students to the vast world of high-end custom made instruments. We offer courses in construction from scratch or repair in a range of instruments, including drums and diverse stringed instruments, both acoustic and electric. Classes emphasize the integration of old world traditional methods and modern technology, materials, and design.


Advanced Wood Technologies

Augment your traditional woodworking expertise and leap ahead with innovations using computer-based drawing, analysis, digital prototyping, and fabrication.  Our courses help you realize your designs by developing skills in Rhinoceros CAD modeling software, state-of-the-art CNC laser cutters, and CAD equipment.