Charleston Woodworking School

The Charleston Woodworking School teaches traditional joinery, antique restoration, finishing techniques, and furniture design in a 9 month course.

The Charleston Woodworking School is the only professional woodworking school in the State of South Carolina dedicated to the instruction of students desiring a career in woodworking. Founded by Master Craftsman Sam Sprouse, the school offer students a professional learning environment. A graduate of the prestigious Thomas Chippendale School of Furniture in Scotland, Sam also owns Sprouse Custom Furniture in Charleston. The Charleston Woodworking School focuses on teaching the individual traditional woodworking techniques. From learning how to hand cut dovetails, to business instruction, to project management, the school truly prepares the student for woodworking projects, either as a hobby or an eventual future in professional woodworking.

Joseph Thompson Woodworks

Joseph and Katie have some upcoming classes!

Join us for beginner woodworking classes at the Charleston Woodworking School this summer.

Upcoming classes! Link to sign up is in @jwtwoodworks profile. Or, https://josephthompsonwoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/workshops

Joseph Thompson Woodworks

More classes!!!

We have more one-day woodworking and marketing classes coming up in July and August at the Charleston Woodworking School. Get more info and register here: https://josephthompsonwoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/workshops

Happy Father’s Day to the guys that taught me how to be a father. (Not the dude all the way to the left.)

Beautiful day to work outside! I haven’t enjoyed sanding this much in quite awhile.
#woodworking #woodworker #charleston #westashley #chswoodschool

We had a wonderful Graduation Showcase for this year’s graduates last night. I am so proud of the hard work, creativity, and determination that each student demonstrated throughout the year. Thanks also to all of the families and friends supporting the students and the school. @max_chosak_woodworking @made_murray @andrewpmurray @jemirick62 @lecroy_woodworking @spencerrrblack @blackcrestwoodworks #woodworker #woodworking #charleston #chswoodschool #droppedsomething @ Charleston, South Carolina

Lots going on the next few weeks until graduation! Finishing production and veneering projects, learning about Indigo as a natural dye, dusting off the carving and turning tools from when @marymaywoodcarving and @ashleyharwoodturning were awesome enough to share their knowledge with us, a little marquetry thrown in there. Never a dull moment around here. #charleston #westashley #marquetry #woodworking #woodworker #indigo @ Charleston, South Carolina

Joseph Thompson Woodworks

Hand tools class this weekend!

Join us for one of our beginner hand tools workshops at the Charleston Woodworking School

I guess I’m deep in thought about something. Maybe about how my 4.5 years at @uofsc Were amazing. Huge thank you to Chris Horn and @tyler_digital for swinging by the School to interview us for the Spring issue of @mycarolinaalumni ‘s publication the Carolinian. Forever to Thee!#woodworking #woodworker #charleston #chswoodschool #uofsc

Class sign up in the link below!

We’re less than two weeks away from the first hand tools class at Charleston Woodworking School on April 27th. If you’re in and around Charleston and want to learn the basics of woodworking, sign up at the link in my bio. I plan to be at the Charleston Wood Guild meeting this week too, and can take sign ups there. #charleston #charlestonsc #woodworking #finewoodworking #slowfurniture #handtools #woodworkingclasses http://josephthompsonwoodworks.bigcartel.com

I can’t believe I’m here with my dad and brother for opening day. Definitely once in a lifetime trip. #fenway @ Fenway Park

Joseph Thompson Woodworks

Friendly reminder...

A friendly reminder that our first Hand Tools workshop at the Charleston Woodworking School is Saturday, April 27. We already have a few sign-ups and are getting ready to spread the word to local newspapers and events calendars, so if you're on the fence I'd go ahead and register. We'd love to have you! It's going to be a great time. Register and get more info here: https://josephthompsonwoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/workshops

What a great three day course learning carving from the ever talented Mary May. I can’t wait for next year!

Just finished a fun 3-day class for the students at @charlestonwoodworkingschool. Not for the faint hearted - they tackled the camellia flower, a shell, and a ball and claw foot (after the oh-so necessary "donut" exercise that teaches grain direction). If you want to have an intensive course on all aspects of joinery and furniture making, Sam Sprouse teaches an amazing 9 month program. FYI - They accept the GI Bill.

We had an amazing three days with @marymaywoodcarving. I am very impressed that everyone was able to do a scallop shell, camellia, a ball and claw foot, as well as the most important, doughnut! We had a blast with you Mary! Looking forward to two sessions with you next year!
#woodworking #woodcarving #woodworker #carving #charleston #chswoodschool @ Charleston, South Carolina

@marymaywoodcarving dropping knowledge on the students. What an incredible teacher. I learn something new every time she is here!
#woodworking #woodworker #charleston #chswoodschool #carving #marymaycarving

Not a bad day at the office! I even got to see My Friend, Andy. It was a quick, but productive day in Columbia. #uscalumni #uofsc #uscschoolofmusic #andysdeli @ Koger Center for the Arts

Intro to Woodworking classes coming soon!

If you’re interested in taking a basic woodworking class or learning about hand tools, we just confirmed two Intro to Woodworking Hand Tools classes at the @charlestonwoodworkingschool for April and May. We’ll cover all the basics, including sharpening. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with more students and grow our woodworking community in Charleston. You can find more info or sign up at http://jwtwoodworks.com 📷 @ktkozar

Joseph Thompson Woodworks

CLASSES ARE COMING SOON! Katie and Joseph are two super talented folks that have tons of knowledge to share. Follow the link to sign up!

For those interested in taking woodworking classes in the Charleston area, we just added a few dates at the Charleston Woodworking School: https://josephthompsonwoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/workshops

Ashley is such an amazing instructor. She is very informative, thorough, and patient (especially with a bunch of hooligans from our school). The Push Cut turning method that she teaches is very unique, but so much more effective than anything that I have learned previously. If you are interested in turning, you need to call Ashley. Ashley Harwood #woodworker #woodworking #westashley #charleston #chswoodschool #pushcut #turning Laguna Tools @ Charleston, South Carolina

I think Andrew P. M. had a little fun yesterday learning the Push Cut method with Ashley Harwood . #woodworker #woodworking #westashley #charleston #chswoodschool

We had a great first day with @ashleyharwoodturning learning about spindle turning! Looking forward to bowl turning tomorrow!
#woodworker #woodworking #charleston #chswoodschool #ashleyharwoodturning #westashley

I love it when veneer gets some shellac. @max_chosak_woodworking #woodworking #woodworker #charleston #chswoodschool

We had a blast with Joseph and Katie. Wonderful teachers and very fun to learn from.

I had the pleasure of teaching these students(and one teacher) some fun joinery this week at @charlestonwoodworkingschool I really think I could do this everyday. I also had the amazing and surreal experience of teaching with my wife @ktkozar for the first time. She gave these students a crash course in marketing. Special thanks to Sam for having us! #slowfurniture #timelessnottrendy #charleston #boopthesnoop https://ift.tt/2Sy4Qnr

Eased them into some Maloof Joints...well played @jwtwoodworks.

Busy week at the School! @ktkozar teaching us marketing and social media, Joseph Thompson Woodworks teaching us advanced joinery, and Mary May - Traditional Woodcarver teaching an open carving workshop for her students in the other classroom! Not to mention Peter Moore continuing his Finishing Friday course later this week!
#woodworking #woodworker #chswoodschool #charleston Women of Woodworking @ Charleston, South Carolina

P.G. Moore Fine Finishes

Can’t wait to learn some of your sorcery Peter Moore!

It's "Finishing Friday" at Charleston Woodworking School!

Joints, joints, and more joints. This desk will have over 150 individual joints when completed. @blackcrestwoodworks @spencerrrblack #woodworker #woodworking #chswoodschool #charleston #westashley #whiteoak @ Charleston, South Carolina

Joints, joints, and more joints! This desk will have over 150 individual joints when completed. @blackcrestwoodworks @spencerrrblack #woodworker #woodworking #chswoodschool #charleston #westashley

University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences

You might not expect a that sociology degree would lead to founding South Carolina’s only woodworking school, but Sam Sprouse has used his College of Arts and Sciences education to carve out a unique career path that he is passionate about. http://ow.ly/n2ZE30nBiPW

Charleston Woodworking School

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The perfect desk job

It is such a great honor to be featured in the University of South Carolina Alumni publication, the Carolinian. We will be in the Spring ‘19 issue out in April. UofSC is a very special place for me and my family. I am very grateful to be a part of this wonderful University. Forever to thee!

https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2019/02/perfect_desk_job_woodworking_school.php?utm_source=%40UofSC+Today&utm_campaign=e25cc132f2-UofSC_Today_Feb_06_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb5e576816-e25cc132f2-#.XFoTJGJOmaN

sc.edu At the Charleston Woodworking School, Sam Sprouse teaches his students the right way to make fine furniture, using traditional tools and a craftsman’s sensibility. To succeed here, the only school of its kind in the Palmetto State, students make lots of mistakes — and learn from each one.

Solid wood projects are starting to take shape!
#woodworking #woodworker #chswoodschool #charleston @ Charleston, South Carolina

This is going to be a very powerful documentary. We are honored to be such a small part in this film.

As I put the finishing touches on the final draft of HONOR CHAIR, I’m so thankful. I’m thankful that an organization like Saving A Hero's Place exists. I’m thankful that ReLEntless Defender Apparel and TMPA have supported my film work in making this documentary. I’m thankful for the men and women who trust me and bare their souls as I strive and sacrifice to bring their stories to the screen. And while I’ll never be thankful for the price paid by the men whose absence has left a hole in the lives of those around them, I’m thankful that they existed. Honor Chair will be further proof sent long into the future that they were here and left on impact on those who they loved and who loved them.

Honor Chair.
A Journey with Saving a Hero’s Place
Coming Soon

Charleston Magazine

We are so lucky to have Mary as a great friend, neighbor, and instructor at the Charleston Woodworking School!

It's the weekend, so now we have time to work on our passion projects. Learn how woodcarver Mary May turned her passion into a profession here: charlestonmag.com/features/chiseling_perfection

Where it all began! My first real woodworking project for my Eagle Scout project back in ‘95 or ‘96. This was when I learned about half-lap joints from Feaster Newton. Something resonated in his discussions, and here we are 20 something years later. This was built at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Asheboro, NC. #woodworking #woodworker #asheboro #eaglescout #chswoodschool #charleston

It was nice to take a break from doing year end Accreditation compliance to make some sawdust with these rascals!
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#chswoodschool #woodworker #woodworking #accreditation #kidswoodworking

@uneedainc This is without a doubt the best orbital sander I have ever owned. #woodworker #woodworking #uneeda #sanding #charleston

Anyone need a solid Pratt and Whitney lathe (circa 1890’s)? Insurance and accreditation are preventing me from using at the school, so it needs a new home. Solid machine. Has a new(ish) motor. Everything works. I really wish I could keep it. Message me for price. #lathe #prattandwhitney #woodworking #metalworking #antiquetools @ Charleston, South Carolina

Anyone need a solid Pratt and Whitney lathe (circa 1890’s)? Insurance and accreditation are preventing me from using at the school, so it needs a new home. Solid machine. Has a new(ish) motor. Everything works. I really wish I could keep it. Message me for price. #lathe #prattandwhitney #woodworking #metalworking #antiquetools @ Charleston, South Carolina

Thank you to all of the Lowcountry Woodcarvers who shared their talents with the School to give us some Holiday Cheer! #woodworking #woodworker #chswoodschool #charleston #woodcarving @ Charleston, South Carolina

When you get the top rails dovetailed in...sprinkle a little sawdust on it. @spencerrrblack @blackcrestwoodworks @andrewpmurray @lecroy_woodworking @nusr_et #woodworking #woodworker #charleston #chswoodschool #westashley

I would say milling was a success. #woodworker #woodworking #chswoodschool #charleston #westashley #sawdust

First Project time! We got an amazing load of lumber from Steve Wall Lumber in Mayodan, NC yesterday. I can’t believe the figuring on the quarter sawn white oak. After unloading all 3,100 lbs, all the students were very eager to get cracking on milling their wood. We have some amazing projects this year!
#woodworker #woodworking #westashley #veterans #stevewalllumber #charleston #chswoodschool @jemirick62 @spencerrrblack Jacob LeCroy @ Charleston, South Carolina

Thank you to all of the Veterans that have served to make our country a better place. Thanks especially to Brett Bowden, Chris Rockey, Tyler Whitehead, Bobby Richardson, AJ Leighty, Tony Lovett, John Enfinger, Mike Williams, Jim Mirick, Chris Pierson, and David Horry that always have a home at the Charleston Woodworking School. #woodworker #woodworking #charleston #finefurniture #chswoodschool #westashley #veterans

We did a little steam bending too...
#woodworker #woodworking #charleston #finefurniture #chswoodschool @ Charleston, South Carolina

It has been a busy few weeks! Designing our first projects and building stools. This class is really challenging themselves and learning tons!
#woodworking #woodworker #charleston #finefurniture #chswoodschool @ Charleston, South Carolina

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2338 Ashley River Rd
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