“For me, one of the great joys in life is sharing my furniture making experience. I do this by teaching at woodworking schools, presenting various topics to woodworking Guilds, and by offering individually tailored, one-on-one instruction in my Manassas, VA shop.”


One-on-one instruction in my shop provides you with my undivided attention, focused on exactly what you want to learn. Whether we focus on a learning plan of your design, or my design, or follow a project focused or skill-building path, I promise our time together will inspire you and make you a better woodworker.  Read student testimonials.

Building with Stu

Building with Stu



Excellent Teacher

Stu is an excellent teacher. He is the hardest working teacher I have been in contact with. He takes your education seriously, making sure that all your questions are thoroughly answered. Either in a classroom or individual instruction, I have been very pleased with his level of commitment. You can expect technical, design and historical information from Stu. I have always received more than expected.

Mike B., Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking class, Individual one-on-one training