Professor George Vondriska, Woodworking Expert

Professor George Vondriska
  • Woodworkers Guild of America
My goal is to help you become a better woodworker.

George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986. In addition to teaching classes at his own Vondriska Woodworks School, George has taught at woodworking shows and retail stores across the country, in Africa as part of the Peace Corps, and for organizations from Andersen Window to Northwest Airlines. He has even taught woodworking at the Pentagon.

After getting his B.S. in Science Education at the University of St. Thomas and a teaching degree in Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mr. Vondriska began his career as a woodworking educator at ShopSmith Academy. Since then, he has taught at or helped develop curriculum for woodworking education programs around the world.

Beyond his work in education, Mr. Vondriska volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Woodworking Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He also runs guitar building sessions for Guitars 4 Vets, a program that provides acoustic guitars and music lessons to injured military veterans.

Mr. Vondriska is the Managing Editor of the WoodWorkers Guild of America. He has also written for American Woodworker Magazine, Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and Woodworkers Journal. He holds a U.S. Patent, issued in February 2008, for inventing the tenon cutting router bit.

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10 Courses and Sets

  1. Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects Sale

    Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects

    George Vondriska
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Whether you're crafting a future family heirloom or doing simple repairs around the house, Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects is an invaluable guide. This hands-on and practical course, made in partnership with the Woodworkers Guild of America, teaches you the basic setup and functions of common power tools, buying tips, tricks to optimize tools, and provides inspiring ideas for projects.
  2. How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and Projects

    How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and Projects

    George Vondriska
    4.8 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Elevate your woodworking skills with the 11 lessons on How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and Projects, in which master woodworker George Vondriska gives you step-by-step methods for building cabinets, bookshelves, dressers, and more.
  3. Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    George Vondriska
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Take your woodworking skills to an entirely new level with Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets. Totaling over 11 total hours of content, master woodworker George Vondriska’s lectures are your go-to resource for essential skills, advanced techniques, and project tips–so you can enjoy your shop time like never before.
  4. How to Build Your Own Furniture

    How to Build Your Own Furniture

    George Vondriska
    3 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (2)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Designed for woodworkers at almost every level of experience, How to Build Your Own Furniture guides you step by step through several exciting furniture projects. Over the course of 10 lessons, master woodworker George Vondriska gives you the knowledge and confidence to build beautiful tables and chairs crafted to withstand everyday use—and that you can be proud of.
  5. (Set) How to Build Your Own Cabinets & Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets Set

    (Set) How to Build Your Own Cabinets & Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    George Vondriska
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Take your woodworking skills to the next level with this insightful two-course set. From cherry wood bookshelves to entire kitchen cabinets, learn the secrets of cabinetry with How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and Projects. Then, get essential skills, advanced techniques, and project tips so you can enjoy shop time like never before with Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets.
  6. How to Build Your Own Furniture & Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets Set

    How to Build Your Own Furniture & Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    George Vondriska
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Get essential skills, advanced techniques, and project tips so you can enjoy shop time like never before with this two-course set. Start with a step-by-step walkthrough of everything from shop-built project aids to tool maintenance and upkeep to more advanced lessons on sanding, cutting, measuring, bending, stabilizing, gluing, charging, cleaning, protecting, and much more with Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets....
  7. (Set) Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets & Woodworking 101 Set on sale

    (Set) Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets & Woodworking 101

    George Vondriska
    Save up to $578.00 Starting at $106.90 $729.90 $106.90$729.90
    Become a master woodcrafter with this two-course set that teaches you tools, tricks, tips, and techniques for your shop. Get a master woodworker's invaluable secrets to shop-time success in Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets and an invaluable guide to both the fundamental and comprehensive skills you need to know with Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects.
  8. How to Build Your Own Furniture & How to Build Your Own Cabinets Set

    How to Build Your Own Furniture & How to Build Your Own Cabinets

    George Vondriska
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Take your woodworking skills to the next level with this two-course set that teaches you how to make practical, useful projects. From tables to chairs, take furniture making into your own capable hands with How to Build Your Own Furniture. Then, learn step-by-step methods for building your own storage projects, from kitchen cabinets to bookshelves to dressers with How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and...
  9. (Set) How to Build Your Own Cabinets & Woodworking 101 Set

    (Set) How to Build Your Own Cabinets & Woodworking 101

    George Vondriska
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Learn the basics and beyond of woodworking with this two-course set. How to Build Your Own Cabinets: Techniques and Projects will transform the way you think about and create cabinetry. Then, learn from an invaluable guide both the fundamental and comprehensive woodworking skills you need to know with Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects.
  10. How to Build Your Own Furniture & Woodworking 101 Set

    How to Build Your Own Furniture & Woodworking 101

    George Vondriska
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Master the fundamentals of woodworking, then expand your skills with practical projects with this two-course set. Start with an invaluable guide to both the fundamental and comprehensive skills you need to know with Woodworking 101: Techniques and Everyday Projects. Then, learn the skills and techniques to create useful pieces with How to Build Your Own Furniture.