Focused on understanding
Our core classes are not designed around the project, be it the step stool, side table, or router cabinet. Instead, our goal is to put our students on the path toward building whatever they like. The core classes exemplify this.
If you take many classes, you will undoubtedly hear Dante compare woodworking to music. The basic elements of music are the scales, arpeggios, intervals, etc. If you practice them, you can play any type of music, because music is made up of those elements.
Woodworking Fundamentals 1
You aren't here to build a chintzy bench out of 2x4s, or a birdhouse out of a pallet.