About the School

“The Location is beautiful, the facility is great, the instructor
is a master, the class size is excellent and you can learn a bunch!”
-Bob K. – Illinois

At Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking classes are designed to give you the focused attention and encouragement needed to build your skills, comfort level, and repertoire of woodworking techniques.

To accommodate novice and experienced woodworkers, classes are offered that cover an array of techniques and a variety of finished pieces. The courses, both intensive and enjoyable, are designed to build foundational woodworking skills that will serve you well with any future project. We keep class sizes small in order to tailor lessons and instruction to your individual needs.

Classes are held in a light-filled two-story school and workshop that was specifically designed for maximum inspiration and function. The workspace is set up to accommodate an outstanding selection of equipment, a variety of hand tools, and terrific individual workbenches for your use.

The school is situated on a wooded ten-acres that is habitat for abundant wildlife, and also serves as the home place for the Mehler family. We are located near the lovely tourist/college town of Berea, Kentucky and we are surrounded by a beautiful national forest that serves as the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains.

“The food was outstanding! The variety was good – it was all good!” - Don B. – Michigan

My goal in creating the Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking is to provide you with personal attention with skill-building techniques in an atmosphere that encourages creativity, provides relaxation and helps to build camaraderie among woodworking enthusiasts. I will do my best to help you meet your personal goals for the classes.

Please note some of the School features that past class participants have particularly found valuable:

  • Classes are small so you get plenty of personal attention.
  • You can learn at your own pace in an encouraging atmosphere.
  • Class content is varied in skill level, length, and topics covered according to participants’ needs.
  • Great lunches and snacks are provided.
  • A wide variety of overnight accommodations are only a short drive away.

Contact Kelly Mehler, 1865 Big Hill Rd,  Berea, KY 40403 phone (859) 986-5540, email: kelly@kellymehler.com.