"Derrick is a fantastic teacher! What we learned in a week was incredible! Derrick has a great breadth and depth of woodworking experience and thus insight into the progression of woodworking. It is this insight and his enthusiasm that makes him great at teaching those who want to learn. Whether you are experienced or just beginning- Derrick and his woodworking school will make you comfortable around power tools and give you confidence to go and create on your own! Thanks Derrick". -Sheila V., after taking Fundamentals of Woodworking
"I took a week-long class with Derrick, and it was amazing. I learned a TON from this master woodworker, and had a lot of fun doing it. Class sizes are small, so you'll get a lot of one-on-one time and clear instruction. If you are interested in woodworking, this is a GREAT class to take. I absolutely loved it, I learned a lot, and it gave e a lot to think about in terms of my own personal path as a woodworker. I give PSW my very highest recommendation -- it was a great week!"
-Chris P., after taking Fundamentals of Woodworking
"The dovetail class was the best class I've ever taken". - Owen W., after the Dovetail Workshop
“I was looking to take my woodworking skills to the next level. With Puget Sound Woodworking, I was able to do that and then some. I continue to take more classes to improve my skills and be able to build a much better final product. I also discovered that I can save a lot of time by using the right tool to begin with. PSW gave me great advice on what to use and when to use it. This saved me not just money but a lot of time. The outcome of course, was that I am able to build far better projects on my own. I would recommend Puget Sound Woodworking to anyone looking to improve their woodworking skills in a great atmosphere or even a beginner just starting out. My time spent with PSW has been great and I always look forward to the next class.” - Brooke G., after taking Fundamentals of Woodworking, Intermediate Woodworking and two custom classes
"Derrick Burke is an incredible teacher with a massive wealth of knowledge, enough to satisfy and then blow away even the most seasoned woodworker. Years of knowledge and mastery, though he won't admit it, are condensed and laid out for you, saving you years of failures and mistakes. The Fundamentals of Woodworking, Dovetail, and Hand Planes workshops were incredible, and opened my mind to many new woods, tools, and techniques." - Paul H., after taking Fundamentals of Woodworking