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Off the Saw
We came. We saw. We Conquered.

The look of wood grain warms up any room. (Hello, gorgeous veneer cabinets.) But what really makes a space special is knowing that handsome piece of furniture is made by hand--preferably your own. 

Even though our tool skills are limited to hammering a nail to hang a picture, we’re psyched to learn how to craft an actual piece of furniture at one of Off the Saw’s new workshops.

Run by furniture maker Laura Zahn, Off the Saw is a woodshop set in a soaring DTLA loft. Zahn holds daylong classes for ten people at a time in which you’ll learn to use professional equipment and tools, including a drill press, table saw and hand planer. (No previous experience required.)

Zahn teaches a monthly introduction to woodworking class ($200) herself and also invites other craftspeople to teach their specialties. On July 19, a local woodworker demonstrates how to make a tree swing ($250); on August 6, there’s a session on crafting a Scandinavian-design stool with a woven seat ($425). And in September, students will assemble and wire a wood-based lamp ($275).

We’re already practicing accepting compliments on our work: “That little piece? Thanks, I made it myself.”

Off the Saw, 310-429-5611 or offthesaw.com

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