Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Krenov-Style Sawhorses

with Jeff Miller

August 11 - 12 , 2018

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Krenov-style Sawhorses

with Jeff Miller

August 11-12, 2018

Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Materials Fee: $150

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $425; $275 Ticket and $150 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Buy' button above or call: 800-327-2520. A non-refundable $125 advance deposit is required at checkout; full payment is required 30 days before the workshop. In the event that a Workshop needs to be cancelled, we will contact you at this time. For more information call or email us.

Note: For customers unable to take projects with them, shipping charges apply.


These light and easily-stored Krenov-style sawhorses are capable of serious work: supporting substantial piles of lumber or holding projects under construction. They’re also stylish enough to come into the house to support a desk or table top with style. But even more importantly, they’re a great project for working on your mortise and tenon joinery (both draw-bored and wedged), lap-joint, and hand tool shaping skills. You’ll come away from this weekend class with a pair of some of the most versatile and elegant sawhorses to be found anywhere. And a bunch of new joinery skills, tips, and techniques.

About the Instructor

Jeff Miller, one of the country’s leading chairmakers, turned to designing and making furniture after a career as a classical musician. Jeff teaches at woodworking schools, conferences, and guilds all across the country. His furniture has been in shows around the country, has won numerous awards, and is in the collection of the Chicago History Museum. Jeff is also a prolific writer: his most recent book is The Foundations of Better Woodworking (Popular Woodworking Books). His book, Chairmaking and Design (Linden Publishing), won the Stanley Award for Best How-To Book of 1997 and his companion video, Chairmaking Techniques, won best video as well. He has also written the books, Beds, and Children’s Furniture, and has contributed chapters to Furniture for All Around the House, and Storage Projects for All Around the House, all for The Taunton Press. Jeff is currently working on a practical guide to furniture design, to be released by Lost Art Press. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking magazines. A video on how to build a Chippendale Chair will be released this spring by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, joining Jeff’s other videos from both Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.