Austin School of Furniture & Design Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Austin School of Furniture & Design


Join us at our Hand Tool Event® in Austin, TX!

December 6-7, 2019

Friday (10am - 6pm)
Saturday (10am - 5pm)

Hosted by the Austin School of Furniture & Design

3508 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702


Admission is free and open to the public.


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Parking is available on site.

About the Venue

The Austin School of Furniture & Design is a woodworking and furniture school located in the heart of south Austin. The school is focused on passing down the traditional craft of woodworking and fostering a creative environment for the next generation of furniture makers.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excludes Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Chain Drive Vises).

Guest Demonstrators

Jason Thigpen - Texas Heritage Woodworks

Texas Heritage Woodworks was established in 2012. Specializing in Shop Aprons, Tool Rolls, Leatherwork and Vise Hardware, each item is meticulously crafted by hand in our small Texas shop. Utilizing traditional methods and tools, they work tirelessly to evoke a time when quality was the standard, not the exception.

Mark Hicks - Plate 11 Workbench Co.

Mark Hicks, of Plate 11 Bench Company specializes in easy to assemble "Ready to Fit", French style and Plate 11 bench kits inspired by the works of A.J. Roubo.

Frank Strazza - Furnituremaker

Frank Strazza builds heirloom quality furniture one piece at a time in his small studio workshop in Central Texas. He uses traditional joinery throughout and utilizes handtools for much of his work. He has won multiple Awards for his work. He has participated in building furniture for the White House in Washington D.C.

Mateo Panzica - The Lazarus Handplane Co.

Mateo Panzica of the Lazarus Handplane Co. is a toolmaker in Louisville, KY. His planes and slicks are made entirely by himself, blades and all. His diverse past endeavors include time spent working in bronze casting, making furniture, doing high end furniture conservation at the Chicago Conservation Center, and building timber frame structures in Southern Appalachia.

Julian Cossmann Cooke - Cossmann Violins

Co-owners Julian Cossmann Cooke and Heather J. Cooke have called Austin home for nearly 25 years. They established Cossmann Violins with one overarching goal: to handcraft high quality violins, violas, and cellos and make them and their maintenance available to intermediate to advanced players at prices that don’t break the bank.

Cossmann Violins also provides a full range of repair and restoration services.