David J. Marks Woodworking


David Marks' work expresses a sense of time and mystery. His inspirations are derived from a fusion of styles including ancient Egyptian, African, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Asian. But essential to all his designs is the attention paid to fine details.

After studying art at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, he moved to Santa Rosa and began working in cabinet and furniture shops during the 1970s. In 1981, he opened his own Santa Rosa studio and built one-of-a-kind furniture throughout the 1980s. In the 90s, his focus shifted towards woodturning and sculpture.

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David J Marks School on Facebook


Our school offers both hands on group classes in woodworking and woodturning, as well as private classes.


GROUP CLASSES: Each class will have 3 - 10 students and will be held in David's Workshop/Studio in Santa Rosa, California.


PRIVATE CLASSES: David offers private classes which provide one-on-one instruction. The advantage of the private class is that it is completely tailored to suit your individual skill level, interests, and needs. In addition, there is more flexibility in scheduling dates for one-on-one class sessions which can range from one day to five days. You can pick any subject or subjects to focus on, such as band sawn veneers, bentwood lamination, wood turning, dovetails, double-bevel marquetry, sharpening hand tools, wood carving, gold leafing, patinas on metal, working with the vacuum press, working with commercial veneers, fixing mistakes, design elements, etc. The class takes place in David’s workshop/studio in which he taped the television show "Wood works"



DIY Network Wood Works Show available on the Internet


Wood Works is an entertaining and informative guide to one of America's most popular hobbies - furniture making. Wood Works features master woodworker David Marks, who takes you step- by-step through the construction of uniquely beautiful woodworking projects. You'll get great tips on various woodworking techniques such as mortise & tenon joinery as well as how to cut fine wood veneers. The series is geared toward the intermediate to advanced woodworker. Wood Works sands out typical woodworking problems, so you can enjoy the smooth finish.  David J. Marks hosted the television show “Wood Works,” which features step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture that he designed specifically for the show. Wood Works aired on DIY (Do It Yourself) on satellite and cable. Everything was video taped on location in David’s woodworking studio. Below are links to photos of many projects and plans for sale, if available. Some projects from the shows are for sale as well. Those for sale are noted on the individual project pages. We have made an effort to link project pages to DIYNET.com videos of the shows.



David Visits Texas


David was making a grand tour of all of the Texas Woodcraft stores and spent a total of 5 hours presenting to a standing-room-only crowd of about 75 people. I took some pictures and madly scribbled notes as David went through each part of his presentation.  As he started, he seemed a little nervous, but as he got into the swing and the crowd made it’s respect for his work evident, he relaxed and I think had as good a time as we did. My notes don’t strictly follow the timeline of the presentation because snippets of genius came out all through the day. This page is longer than most on my site because I want to make sure I get all of his wisdom preserved for eternity.



David & Victoria Marks Interview on The Wood Whisper


The episode you’ve all been waiting. That's right, it’s the exclusive David Marks interview. Come join us on this emotional thrill ride into the life and times of David Marks. His hopes, his fears, and the darker side to woodworking for television will all be revealed. OK, so none of that is really true but it sure sounds good. We do, however, talk with David about his woodworking school, the Wood Works TV show, his humble beginnings, his inspiration, and even Victoria’s role in his career.



From the DIY Network


David J. Marks hosted the television show "Wood Works," which features step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture that he designed specifically for the show. Wood Works aired on DIY (Do It Yourself) on satellite and cable. Everything was video taped on location in David's woodworking studio.


These are links to photos of many projects and plans for sale, if available. Some projects from the shows are for sale as well. Those for sale are noted on the individual project pages.


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