Posted May 7, 2019

Rockler stores offer free wooden bow tie making class

"Make and Take" classes on June 8th are a gift making opportunity for Father's Day.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide will be hosting free "Make and Take" classes on Saturday, June 8th. Participants can learn new woodworking skills while handcrafting a wooden bow tie – a new twist on a classic Father's Day gift idea.

The class is free of charge and will be offered at four times throughout the day, with start times of 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The class will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and each participant will leave with a completed bow tie.

Techniques used during the class include work on the scroll saw or band saw, as well as hand sanding and finishing with tung oil. Cherry and walnut wood will be used to construct the bow ties, featuring inlay bandings and a velvet neck strap.

"With Father's Day fast approaching, we thought this would be a fun way for beginners to get into woodworking while making a gift for dad," said Scott Ekman, Rockler's vice president of marketing. "This class is a unique opportunity to learn basic techniques, get some hands-on experience and meet other people interested in woodworking. By the time the class is over, each attendee will have made a snappy wooden bow tie to show off."

All Rockler stores will offer the Wood Bow Tie "Make and Take" classes. Class size will be limited to eight participants per session, so lots of one-on-one help will be available. Attendees under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration for the Wooden Bow Tie "Make and Take" class can be found at, and a project pattern and video summary of the project are available for those who wish to make their own wooden bow tie at home.

Celebrating its 65th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 37 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI, as well as extensive direct marketing and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.