Denver Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
2553 S Colorado Blvd - Ste 108 Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 782-0588
Manager: Rich Johnson - email

 

 

Store Hours

Labor Day (September 7, 2015) 9 AM – 4 PM

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
 
 
in-store demos
 

Saturdays

9/5/2015 What's Turning Day: Nova Lathe Pen Turning - 11AM
Woodturning Techniques. Featuring the Nova Lathe and the new Bolt action Pen Kits.

9/12/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Armor Clamps & Rockler T-Track Clamps - 11AM
Getting the most out of your clamps. Featuring the new Armor & Rockler T-Track clamps with the T-Track Table.

9/19/2015 Work Smart Day: Zar Finishing - 11AM
Wood finishing techniques. Featuring all the new products from Zar.

9/26/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: Full Spectrum Laser - 11AM
Laser excitement! See the latest technology that is more affordable to engrave your turning and other small projects.

10/3/2015 Work Smart Day: Knife Making - 11AM
Learn how to create a custom folding knife using our high-quality stainless steel knife kit hardware and book-matched knife scales. Makes an excellent personalized gift.

10/10/2015 What's Turning Day: Nova Lathe Pen Turning - 11AM
Learn to turn. Featuring the Nova Lathe and several new turning kits.

10/17/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Steam Bending Kit - 11AM
Expand your woodworking skills to include steam bending wood into beautifully smooth and permanent curves.

10/24/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Shark Full Spectrum Laser - 11AM
Double day demo - Future Woodworking. Featuring the latest and greatest in CNC's and laser engravers.

10/31/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Cribbage Board - 11AM
Basic gift building. Featuring Rockler's Cribbage Board Templates for easy construction.



 
Denver Woodworking Classes and Woodworking Workshops

Turning 101 - Bruce Perry

Date: September 5, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  This class, aimed at beginners, teaches survival, safety and the basic skills of spindle work and faceplate turning to create a small bowl. Sharpening methods are also demonstrated as well as discussions on wood structure, wood selection and tool choices. This is a skills class, not a “project” class; the take-away is knowledge, not finished woodturnings. Your instructor will be Bruce Perry. All wood and tools supplied by the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

Turning Bowls - Bruce Perry

Date: September 6, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  Woodturning a bowl class is designed to provide all the information and basic skills needed to turn a wooden bowl. Students will learn about sources and selection of wood, wood grain, and how they relate to bowl design and project success. Bowl blank preparation, safely securing it for turning on the lathe, personal safety, and tools will also be covered. Each student will learn to shape and hollow out their bowl at the lathe. Whether your goal is to turn functional bowls for the dinner table or decorative art pieces, the skills learned here will get you on the path to success.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Basic Cabinetmaking - Part 2, Doors - Rich Gady

Date: September 12, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  In this class, we will make a door for the cabinet we made in Part 1, the box. You will choose either a shaker-style, recessed-panel door made with the dado blade, or a router-stile-rail door made with the router table. We will be using the table saw, dado blade, jointer and planer, the router table, a drill and screw-gun, and a sander. The instructor, Rich Gady is a master cabinet-maker, and has taught many classes at Rockler as well as local colleges. Materials for this class will be $50, plus the type of door hinges you choose to use. 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

Woodworking 101 - Table - Tracy Gray

Date: September 19 & 20, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  Class is 9/19 & 9/20. Learn the basics for all your future woodworking projects. On the first day, you will learn to safely use the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, and router. You will learn at least one method of joinery and will leave the next day with a beautiful small side table. Completion of this course will prepare you to move on to using the shop for more advanced projects. A $55 materials fee  covers wood, screws, equipment, glue, etc.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Basic Cabinetmaking - Part 3, Drawers - Rich Gady

Date: September 26, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  In this class, we will make a drawer and drawer front for the cabinet we made in Part 1, the box. You will install drawer slides in the cabinet and the drawer front on the drawer box. We will be using the table saw, dado blade, jigsaw, drill and screw-gun, nail-gun and a sander. The instructor, Rich Gady is a master cabinet-maker, and has taught many classes at Rockler as well as local colleges. Materials for this class will be $50, plus the type of drawer slides you choose to use. 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

Take Your Turning To The Next Level - Michael Roper

Date: September 27, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  Make a turning project of your own choice with an award winning wood artist Michael Roper (just call him Roper) who will help you take your woodturning to the next level. This is an open intermediate class designed to help beginner woodturners take the next step in perfecting their technique. We will discuss proper tool bevel angles as well as sharpening techniques, stance and safety at the lathe while guiding you through the project you want to do. Please bring your tools and wood for your project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

Turning 101 - Bruce Perry

Date: October 3, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  This class, aimed at beginners, teaches survival, safety and the basic skills of spindle work and faceplate turning to create a small bowl. Sharpening methods are also demonstrated as well as discussions on wood structure, wood selection and tool choices. This is a skills class, not a “project” class; the take-away is knowledge, not finished woodturnings. Your instructor will be Bruce Perry. All wood and tools supplied by the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

Small Wood Boxes - Rich Gady

Date: October 10, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  This is the perfect class for those wanting to get started in woodworking while learning the processes for constructing a beautiful lidded box. You will also learn techniques for making different corner joints, such as mitered and splined, and how to achieve a well-fitted lid. To accomplish this, the table saw (with miter & spline sleds), drum, belt, & orbital sanders, router, band saw and drill press will be used. Decorative touches with veneers will be demonstrated. The instructor, Rich Gady, master cabinetmaker, will demonstrate these processes and help you start making beautiful boxes.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Finishing-Hands On - Rich Johnson

Date: October 11, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  An incredible opportunity to learn about the theory of finishing from one of the best! Our instructor will teach you about the different types of finish available to the woodworker and when to use them. You will learn about natural and man-made finishes, indoor and outdoor finishes, and the stains and dyes used to color your projects. You will get to use the knowledge learned in the class to take an average finish and turn it into a stunning surface! You will be amazed at the results you will be able to achieve on your next finishing project.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

Take Your Turning To The Next Level - Michael Roper

Date: October 18, 2015

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview:  Make a turning project of your own choice with an award winning wood artist Michael Roper (just call him Roper) who will help you take your woodturning to the next level. This is an open intermediate class designed to help beginner woodturners take the next step in perfecting their technique. We will discuss proper tool bevel angles as well as sharpening techniques, stance and safety at the lathe while guiding you through the project you want to do. Please bring your tools and wood for your project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Woodworking 101 - Bookshelf - Tracy Gray

Date: October 24 & 25, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  This is a two day class -Sat & Sun, 10/24 & 25. Learn the basics for all your future woodworking projects. On the first day, you will learn to safely use the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, and router. You will learn at least one method of joinery and will leave the next day with a beautiful small bookcase. Completion of this course will prepare you to move on to using the shop for more advanced projects. A $75 materials fee covers wood, screws, equipment, glue, etc.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

Clubs & Guilds

Front Range Woodturners - Time: 6:15pm-9pm

The first Tuesday of each month 

www.frontrangewoodturners.org

 

Colorado Woodworkers Guild - Time: 6:30pm-9pm

The third Tuesday of each month

www.coloradowoodworkersguild.org

 

Rocky Mountain Shipwrights - Time: 9 AM to 12PM

The third Saturday of each month

www.rockymountainshipwrights.org

 

700th Scale & Radio Controlled Club - Time: 10 AM to 12 PM

The Forth Saturday of each month

 

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Looking for Wood?

Why not come and "Take a walk through our woods".
We feature premium domestic and exotic lumber as well as hard-to-find veneers.

 

Career Opportunities

Would you like to turn your hobby into a career? Please see our Career Center for position details and how you can join our fun loving team!

What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.

What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.
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