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Arches Bench Workshop

with Larry White

Arch bench for Larry White's class
Larry White working with Sam Maloof

Tuition includes wood and materials.

Drinks and snacks are also provided, but please pack a lunch for each day’s 1-hour mid-day meal break, to be enjoyed in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting.

A truly unforgettable way to learn.

For beginners and intermediate woodworkers.

Three consecutive days:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Participants must attend all 3 days.

Bench Dimensions: 18”h x 27”w x 13.5”d


 2023 dates

April 21- 23

May 19 -21

June 23-25

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Maximum 5 students per course

$900 per person / $850 for members, includes wood and materials.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Participants who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the workshop

Artist Larry White was Sam Maloof’s first full-time woodworker employee, hired as a college student at the age of 19. Today, more than half a century later, Larry is an accomplished master artist and sculptor, who brings his personal story and expertise to this fantastic workshop.


During 21 hours of intensive instruction over three days, Larry will share his skills and insights across a full spectrum of woodworking tools and techniques. Students will be introduced to design, pattern-making, and selection of wood. Larry then guides the process step-by-step as you learn to saw, shape, join, clamp, glue and finish.  The course covers basic set-up, safe use and calibration of the table saw, band saw, jointer/planer, router, rasp, sanders and a range of essential hand tools, materials and finishing products.


This course is modeled after our extraordinary Maloof Veterans Workshop, launched in 2013, and available previously only to men and women veterans of the US military.  Now open to participants over 18 years of age with little or no previous woodworking experience, this course is a great way to jumpstart a new woodworking passion, renew and refresh existing skills, or find new inspiration for your next stage of exploration.  We will be using rescued sycamore lumber from Street Tree Revival for the project.



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