2022 Summer Program


Class #104

Open Studio For Woodworkers

Curt Wessel

October 9 - October 15, 2022

instructor imageHere’s a great opportunity to spend a week in The Clearing’s Workshop, with a limited number of other woodworkers, building a piece (or two) of fine furniture of your own choosing—a table, a cabinet or a desk. It’s your choice! If you have a home shop, you can start a project at The Clearing and complete it later at home.

The week is geared toward intermediate and experienced woodworkers. The Clearing’s Workshop is equipped with a SawStop table saw, a 14-inch Delta band saw, a 15-inch planer, an eight-inch wide jointer, a sliding cut-off/miter saw and other tools, as well as workbenches and plenty of space. And of course, there is a wonderful view of the waters of Ellison Bay!

Curt will be available to help with woodworking questions and guidance, and also with design questions. He will contact you approximately six weeks before class to discuss your project and the supplies you’ll need. Please bring any of your own woodworking tools, including hand tools and measuring and marking tools. And bring your own wood, if desired. Otherwise, wood can be supplied by Curt. General and finishing supplies (sandpaper, glue, etc.) will be on hand.

Curt Wessel builds custom furniture and cabinetry in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin and has taught a variety of woodworking classes at The Clearing. His work is found throughout Door County and is well-represented at The Clearing. He has been featured nationally in Home Furniture magazine.

Curt will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Materials Fee: $50 to $100, depending on wood choice, payable to Curt during class
Shop Fee: $20

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.