thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer/ early Winter 2021 Class Schedule available.  Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Updates



In accordance with State of Connecticut Covid-19 guidelines, we have revised our protocols. Students who have received the Covid vaccine are no longer required to wear masks in class. Social distancing requirements will stay in place and we will continue to leave every other bench free whenever possible. Class size will be limited to 10 students.

In fairness to all students, proof of vaccination (CDC card) is required upon entering the shop. If you do not have your CDC card, prefer not to show it, or you remain unvaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask at all times while in the school.

We continue to take this pandemic very seriously. If you feel that you cannot follow the above protocols then I request that you wait until they are completely lifted before coming to CVSW.

Please do not come to class if you are feeling sick and are exhibiting any of the common Covid-19 symptoms

Please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. You can also call or text me directly at 860.729.3186- Please leave a voice mail if I do not pick up.

I wish you and your family the best while we continue to deal with this continueing pandemic.

Stay well


Bob Van Dyke, Director, Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking




I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for making my first woodworking project a wonderful experience.

Matt is an exceptional teacher, I learned much more than I thought I would.
I'm looking forward to my next class.

Thank You,
David Buckley

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Thanks for the last five weeks. This was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Meanwhile, this summer, I'll keep practicing dovetails and I'll look forward to seeing you at the open house. 




All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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