We are starting to accept applications for our 9 and 15-week Fall Semesters!

Our Community Workshops are on hold until further notice.


Please read our full posts on COVID Modifications and our Racial Justice Statement here.

Join the growing list of VWS alumni who are creating a life in craftsmanship and design.  


Our accomplished faculty and thorough programs will equip you with fine woodworking and design skills that will prepare you to be an entrepreneur or employee in the wood products industry.

Create a life in craftsmanship and design!

College degree options and GI Bill eligible

15-week semester tuition: $8,400*

*most materials included, some out-of-pocket expenses

Wallhung cabinet
Wallhung Cabinet
Wallhung Cabinet
Wallhung Cabinet
Elective: Lamps
Design I Table
Design I Drafting Desk

Explore the projects and meet the students who come to VWS to create a life in craftsmanship and design.

View photos, read testimonials, and get to know our students and alumni.

We are a fine woodworking and furniture-design trade school offering education in the tradition of apprenticeship in the Green Mountains in Vermont.  We are located in a three-story, historic barn turned modern woodworking facility with 40 benches for the students studying in VWS's Immersion Program and Northern Vermont University's degree programs at VWS.  We also offer many woodworking intensives and workshops.  The master craftsmen and women who instruct here teach extensive furniture-making techniques and give exposure to the variety of paths and careers in the woodworking industry. Perhaps you found us because you are looking for a craft school, trade school or vocational school. Our student body is made up of people who are interested in launching a career or business in furniture-making; looking for a gap-year experience; or very serious about launching their woodworking hobby.  Contact us to find out more about our range of programs.