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. You can follow him on Instagram @TheJoinersBench.
Chris is a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking magazine and a woodworking instructor.
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.
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 workshops.
Take a look at the training opportunities listed below:
Chris is a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, the nation’s premier woodworking magazine, for which he has authored over 100 feature articles, Q&A’s and tool reviews.
Latest Updates on the Blog
Several years ago I saw a classic shop stool at a friend's home. I liked the simple, yet elegant style and knew that the stool would be a nice addition to my workshop. I also relished the chance to make it by hand because of the challenging joinery. After making a few...read more
The 2013 Joiners Bench workshops are now posted. Back by popular demand is the Heirloom Tool Chest Workshop. I will also once again teach one-day workshops on dovetailing and tuning and using hand planes, spokeshaves and shapers. New this season are workshops...read more
This weekend I hosted a workshop at my studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was my fourth of the summer, and I have one more scheduled and two more that I will be adding -- a second tool chest class (I had to turn a few folks a way) and a long board/skateboard building...read more
I apologize that I have been unable to do any blogging this summer. I spent good portion of the summer working on commissioned pieces, working on our house and traveling. The Uintas, Jackson Hole and a trip to Florida were all in the offing. It's been a great season,...read more
Introduction to Chris Gochnour’s blogread more
Welcome to my new website. I've been doing traditional woodworking for 25 years and am excited to share some of what I've learned. This technology stuff is new to me and so be patient. It will take me some time. But I'm confident some good things will come of it.read more