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

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM


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in-store demos
 

2/6/2016  Drawer Slide Jigs - 11AM
Demo will cover all the benefits and features of the Rockler drawers slide jigs on how they make for easy and accurate installation of drawers slide hardware.

2/13/2016 Creative Woodturning - 11AM
See all the different and easy techniques and designs for turning a lot of your own kitchen utensils.

2/20/2016 Simple Knife Sharpening - 11AM
Learn how easy knife sharpening can be by using the Ken Onion knife sharpener. Great for Axe's, scissors, kitchen knives and of course filet & hunting knives.

2/27/2016 Today's Woodworking: CNC Shark - 11AM
See how much CNC's our changing the way we all are doing our woodworking projects.

3/5/2016 Raised Panel Door Construction - 11AM
In the Raised panel door demo will be constructing a Shaker style raised panel door featuring the Freud Premier router bits at 10%off along with the Woodshop calculator, router table and coping jig.

3/12/2016 Table Saw Techniques - 11AM
This demo will feature the SawStop saws on all the great qualities of the saw beyond the safety features. Will also go into table saw techniques featuring many of the Rockler table saw jigs.

3/19/2016 Full Spectrum Laser Demo - 11AM
This demo will focus on the Rotary attachment and all the different types of projects that can be done with it.

3/26/2016 Weekend Woodturning Projects - 11AM
This demo will feature many of the new turning kits as well as the Lathe Dust collector attachment.

4/2/2016 Knife Making - 11AM
Learn how to create custom scales from the material of your choice or from our selection of unique book matched woods for a custom knife handle. Minimal tools required and makes for a great gift.

4/9/2016 Dust Collection & Cord Management - 11AM
This Demo we will be featuring the new hook and how it can/will benefit you in the shop on all your Hose and cord management for dust collection, electrical cords and air hose lines.  

4/16/2016 Shutter Jig - 11AM
Demo on Building Privacy screens featuring the Rockler Shutter Jigs

4/23/2016 Wood Finishing Basics - 11AM
Learn how to quickly finish projects that have multiple parts and the efficiency of spraying using the Rockler HVLP system.

4/30/2016 SawStop - 11AM
This class will feature the SawStop saws on all the great qualities of the saw beyond the safety features. Will also go into table saw techniques featuring many of the Rockler table saw jigs.


 
Denver Woodworking Classes and Woodworking Workshops

Faceplate and Four-Jaw Fundamentals - Bruce Perry

Date: February 7, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: In this class we are dealing with wood across the lathe, techniques used for bowls, platters, architectural bases, even yo-yos are the subject. A combination of demos, and hands on work will give the student an understanding of the methods of work with this wood grain orientation, with the wood held both on a faceplate and held in a chuck. Sharpening the needed tools is demonstrated. Controlled cutting techniques, focused around getting a clean surface without getting beaten up by the work, are the feature of the day. We will work with bowl and spindle gouges, and with scrapers, both as shaping and finishing tools. By the end of the day we will be roughing out green wood bowls, ready to dry for further finish turning.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Cabinetmaking - Part 1, The Box - Rich Gady

Date: February 13, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: In this class you'll learn how to make a small European-style cabinet, suitable to be used beside a bed or couch. It will be 14” wide, 27” tall, and 15” deep, and include an adjustable shelf and veneer edge-banding, and a base molding. In the part 2. class, we will make a door, and in the part 3. class, a drawer and drawer front. In this class, we will be using the table saw, dado blade, router table,  a drill and screw-gun, a hole drilling jig, a nail-gun, staple-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 part 1. class will be $100.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

 

Woodworking 101 - Bookshelf - Tracy Gray

Date: February 20 & 21, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: This is a two day class -Sat & Sun, 2/20 & 2/21. 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

 

 

 

Cabinetmaking - Part 2, Doors - Rich Gady

Date: February 27, 2016

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: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Finishing-Hands On - Rich Johnson

Date: February 28, 2016

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

 

 

 

Cabinetmaking - Part 3, Drawers - Rich Gady

Date: March 5, 2016

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

 

 

 

Turned Lidded Boxes - Bruce Perry

Date: March 6, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: From dry hardwood learn techniques to turn, hollow, reverse, create a fitted lid, and finish a lidded box. Both base and lid are completed plus the know how to make almost any kind of lidded turned container. All wood and tools supplied by the instructor. You may want to bring your own tools for a tune up, and use them if they apply.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Woodworking 101 - Table - Tracy Gray

Date: March 12 & 13, 2016

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview: Class is 3/12 & 3/13. 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

 

 

 

Turning Fundamentals

Date: March 19, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: Begin your woodturning adventure with an award winning turner Michael Roper. He will cover everything you need to know so come prepared for a lot of information. Among the subjects covered will be nomenclature, wood orientation, equipment, sharpening techniques, spindle turning techniques, shaping methods, stance and safety at the lathe.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Router Workshop - Rich Johnson

Date: March 20, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: All-Day Router Intensive - A fantastic opportunity to learn about the router and its use in woodworking.  This class will cover everything about the machine and how to choose the best router for any size project.  The class will also cover bit selection, techniques and basic cuts, template use, inlays, joinery, jigs and plenty of tricks! Learn from router enthusiast Rich Johnson about this incredibly versatile power tool. Once you see all the things a router can do and how to use it, you won’t hesitate to use routers in all of your projects.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Small Wood Boxes - Rich Gady

Date: April 2, 2016

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

 

 

 

Turning Goblets - Michael Roper

Date: April 3, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: Turn a wood goblet with a captured ring. Learn end-grain hollowing techniques, thin wall cups and thin stem spindle techniques. Also learn how to make a single piece wood ring. We will discuss proper tool bevel angles as well as sharpening techniques. Some turning experience is required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Woodworking 101 - Bookshelf - Tracy Gray

Date: April 9 & 10, 2016

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview: This is a two day class -Sat & Sun, 4/9 & 4/10. 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

 

 

 

Small Wood Boxes 2 - Rich Gady

Date: April 16, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: This class is a continuation of the beginning Small Wood Boxes, where we built a small wood box. In this class you will learn how to make inserts and dividers for jewelry trays and line the inside with cloth or velvet. Laying on a veneer top will be demonstrated and edge-banding for the plywood edges. You will also learn how to finish the box with a wipe-on oil finish. The instructor, Rich Gady, master cabinetmaker, will demonstrate these processes and help you finish your beautiful box.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Finishing-Hands On - Rich Johnson

Date: April 17, 2016

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

 

 

 

Turning Bowls - Bruce Perry

Date: April 23, 2016

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: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Steam Bending - Dan Briechle

Date: April 24, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm

Overview: Bending wood doesn’t require superhuman strength. Steam it: Heat and humidity will make a board ripe for bending. Learn a few recipes and procedures to create curved parts from straight boards as well as some important tricks for success. Dan's methods will help you avoid breakage, blowouts or spring-back - And get you inspired to try using steam bending techniques to enhance your projects.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100 + Materials

 

 

 

Relief Carving Workshop - Pat Morrow

Date: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30, 9am - 4pm, & 9am - 4pm

Overview: A weekend long workshop - class is 4/29, 5:30-7:30, 4/30, 9-4 & 5/1, 9-4. This is your chance to learn relief carving from a master. Using hand gouges, Pat Morrow will take you through the tools, materials, and skills needed to complete a project. Also covered will be the all essential sharpening techniques. The wood and design will be provided unless you want help creating your own design. Bring your gouges if you have them or use Rockler tools.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $240

 

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

 

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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