For furniture / hand craft skills, the Heritage Homestead folks in Elm Mott TX (that's a few minutes north of Waco, under two hours drive from Austin) run a hand tool woodworking school as a part of their center for essential education (i.e., traditional skills). The woodworking school features teacher Frank Strazza who has built beautiful and award winning pieces. You can find info on this school online at www.homesteadheritage-woodworking.com/index.html I've taken classes there (not just in the woodworking school) and they've all been excellent. They also teach timber building classes sometimes. Note though that they're really focused on hand tools and skill development.