The Joiners Bench

Chris Gochnour is an experienced artisan, writer, teacher, and hand-tool expert who specializes in traditional woodworking techniques and design. He sells his pieces and shares his craft at The Joiners Bench.

Chris is a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking magazine and a woodworking instructor.

Learn more by taking a glance at the Joiners Bench gallery, workshops and blog, or contact Chris directly.

Gallery

Chris Gochnour specializes in handcrafted commissioned pieces from a wide range of styles. He personally builds each piece, start to finish, out of solid, handpicked woods.

Workshops

Chris Gochnour teaches furniture making and traditional building techniques at several locations. He also offers a series of workshops at The Joiners Bench and limited one-on-one instruction and tutoring.

Contact Chris, 801-266-5859, TheJoinersBench@gmail.com, if you are interested in signing up for one of his 2016 workshops.

Take a look at the training opportunities listed below:

Salt Lake Community College

Intermediate Woods and Millwork/CMGT 2220
Furniture Design and Construction/CMGT 1530
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Workshops at The Joiners Bench

Private Instruction and Small Group Lessons are offered at The Joiners Bench Studio. Learn more

Traditional Building Skills Institute

Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College in Ephraim. Utah.
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Publications

Chris is a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, the nation’s premier woodworking magazine, for which he has authored over 75 feature articles, Q&A’s and tool reviews.

Latest Updates on the Blog

Wood Turning with Marcus Reid

Marcus Reid apprenticed with me right out of high school. I consider him a great friend and now a mentor. He is an amazing artisan. Whether he building furniture, making string instruments or turning wood, he excels. As a teacher he sets lofty goals for the students,...

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2018 Summer Internship: Part One

The internships are progressing nicely. We worked on several group projects during the first week. Among them…an Enfield Shaker Cabinet, a Kumiko wall cabinet, and a bow-front sofa table.

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Summer 2018 Internships: Meet the students

The Joiners Bench is pleased to offer summer internships to several students interested in enhancing their furniture-making skills. Students work on one or two of their own furniture projects, as well as several group projects, in a collaborative setting. Outstanding furniture projects will be featured in the Salt Lake Furniture Design Show this fall. Meet the students…

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Springtime at the Joiners Bench

In addition to the wood shop, the Joiners Bench includes a small home with lots of trees and plants. I love it in the spring when the flowers start to bloom and the trees take on their green leaves. I thought it would be fun to take a break from the...

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Fine Woodworking Live 2018

It was my pleasure to be a presenter at Fine Woodworking Live 2018 this past weekend. I always enjoying seeing the FW staff, as well as the talented woodworkers from all around the country who come together for a weekend filled with hands-on presentations and lectures.

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