Sculpted Stool with David Wade (9/28/15 – 10/2/15)

Sculpted Stool with David Wade (9/28/15 – 10/2/15)

September 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Learn how to make a Mid Century Maloof inspired leather laced walnut stool, with Sam’s right hand man David A. Wade. You will walk away with your very own hand made stool designed circa 1954. This stool, was used by Sam daily to answer phone calls in his kitchen. It is still on display in […]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/1/15 – 8/8/15)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/1/15 – 8/8/15)

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This is perhaps the most difficult class we offer at our school. This class is not for the faint hearted. This chair will challenge every areas of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, Sculpting of the crest rail using a 4-1/2″ angle grinder, Inlay technique for […]

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (6/8/15 – 6/13/15)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (6/8/15 – 6/13/15)

June 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This six day sculpted chair class will definitely broaden and raise your woodworking skills a few notches. The class will cover topics such as chair joinery, design, placement of back spindle for comfort, defining hard and soft lines, sculpting using various methods such as grinder, rasps, gouges, scrapers and spoke shaves. Cherry wood will be […]

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (5/11/15 – 5/17/15)

May 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The low back chair is one of Sam Maloof’s signature pieces. In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two, influenced by Sam’s work. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints that Sam made […]

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (5/4/15 – 5/8/15)

May 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

According to Shaker beliefs, “That which has in itself the higest use possesses the greatest beauty”. When this Shaker saying is applied to their furniture, it describes a plain and simple type of construction completely without adornment. Shakers were expert craftsmen with an eye for proportion that resulted in some of the most beautiful furniture […]

Nakashima Inspired Chair – Evening Class with William Ng (4/27/15 – 6/1/15)

Nakashima Inspired Chair – Evening Class with William Ng (4/27/15 – 6/1/15)

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworker, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, suttle details and beauty. Don’t let it’s simplicity fool you… This chair requires great skill in precision to execute. It involves carving, sculpting of the seat with various power and hand tools. The complex […]

Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

Make a Slat-Back Chair with Jeff Miller (4/20/15 – 4/24/15)

April 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This workshop will introduce you to the pleasures and rewards of making chairs, in this case, our elegant and extremely comfortable Slat-Back Chair. This intensive week-long class, will not only cover the necessary skills and techniques, but will de-mystify the process of building a chair. Discussions of chair design, structure, and comfort complement the work […]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (3/21/15 – 3/28/15)

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This is perhaps the most difficult class we offer at our school. This class is not for the faint hearted. This chair will challenge every areas of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, Sculpting of the crest rail using a 4-1/2″ angle grinder, Inlay technique for […]

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/1/15 – 3/7/15)

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

┬áThe focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair inspired by the works of Sam Maloof. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like […]

Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

Morris Chair with William Ng (2/9/15 – 2/14/15)

February 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Morris Chair is an American classic piece of furniture designed and created by William Morris. This chair has a rich history and will sit well, anywhere in the house. This six-day class will challenge woodworkers of all levels. The main emphasis will be on joinery. We will also cover how to design and use […]

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