Specialty Courses for your Group

Are you looking for a team-building exercise for your employees?  Wondering how to host the hippest bachelorette party ever?  Bring your group to Hammerstone School for a custom specialty course taught just for you.  Our specialty course offerings are designed to build skills while at the same time fostering community within your group.  

How it works:

Choose a project:

Hammerstone has a variety of specialty courses already developed – see the list below.  They cover different skills, have different take-home projects, and last different amounts of time.  If you would like a specific project custom-designed for your group event, contact maria@hammerstoneschool.com.  (additional fees apply)

Find a date:

Hammerstone has classes scheduled many weekends in the summer.  Check the calendar to see if there are any free dates that would suit your group.  Then contact maria@hammerstoneschool.com to confirm the availability of a date and to schedule your course.

Reserve your course with a deposit:

All group courses are reserved with a 50% deposit.  The remainder of the course fee is due two weeks before the course date.  Our standard cancellation policies apply (read the “Cancellation and Rescheduling” tab on our Policies and Payment information page)

Show up for the fun and learning:

Most classes are taught at Hammerstone’s facilities in Trumansburg, NY.  We also teach in a heated barn in winter, and may come to your location  for an additional fee.

General pricing and FAQ below 


Basic Carpentry Skills 101  2-day $330 YES $2640 plus materials  12
Frame a Wall 3 hour $80 NO $1000 20 
Build a Picnic Table 1-day $180 YES $1440 plus materials  12
Design your own course 3 hour – 2 day TBD TBD TBD  TBD



How are courses priced?
Courses are priced differently depending upon the length of the course and the materials cost of the project you build.  Classes are priced per student.  Hammerstone charges a minimum price regardless of the number of students and limits the class size to a maximum number of students.  If you choose to design a custom course, Hammerstone charges an hourly course design fee.  Email maria@hammerstoneschool.com for more details.

What is included in the cost?
The costs of our class cover instruction and lunch (if applicable).  At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate and a Hammerstone T-Shirt.

Are specialty courses for women only?
Hammerstone School focuses on women-only education, but our specialty courses can be co-ed.

Is any carpentry experience necessary?
No.  Most of Hammerstone’s classes are designed for people with no carpentry experience at all.  We have several years of experience introducing brand new students to carpentry skills and theory.  Even students with no experience will leave our specialty courses comfortable using both hand and power tools.

What skills will we learn?
All our classes are different so the specific skills learned will vary.  In every class we cover general and specific tool and job-site safety in depth.

Where do classes take place?
Our 3-season teaching facility is at 3285 Jacksonville Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886.  In winter, we teach in a heated barn at a nearby farm.