John G. Marckworth

The Port Townsend School of Woodworking

The Port Townsend School of Woodworking offers year-round weekend, one-week, two-week and 12-week courses on woodworking, cabinetmaking, furniture making, traditional woodcrafts and historic preservation.

  • Basics of Woodworking classes for novice hand tool woodworkers
  • Technique and project classes for intermediate and advanced woodworkers
  • Master classes and seminars on advanced topics and techniques
  • Woodworking for Women classes
  • Two 12 Week Intensives: Foundations of Hand Tool Woodworking; and Furniture Making
  • Classes and field projects in Historic Preservation. The field projects perform work on historic buildings at Fort Worden.

Most classes have a maximum of ten students. Each student has exclusive use of a professional-grade work bench and a complete set of hand tools.

John Marckworth, Jim Tolpin and Tim Lawson founded the School in 2007. The School is located at historic Fort Worden State Park on the shores of Puget Sound, about 2 hours by ferry and road from Seattle. Featuring faculty from Port Townsend's vibrant professional working community, as well as nationally-known experts and specialists, the School draws students nationally and internationally. It became a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation at the start of 2011.

The Port Townsend School of Woodworking



The Port Townsend School of Woodworking

John G. Marckworth
Tel 360-316-9480 • info@marckworthdesign.com