Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (1/12/15 – 1/16/15)

January 12, 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 [...]

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (9/29/14 – 10/4/14)

September 29, 2014 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 [...]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (8/16/14 – 8/23/14)

August 16, 2014 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 (8/3/14 – 8/9/14)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair (8/3/14 – 8/9/14)

August 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 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 [...]

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng (6/8/14 – 6/14/14)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng (6/8/14 – 6/14/14)

June 8, 2014 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 [...]

Morris Chair with William Ng (5/26/14 – 5/31/14)

Morris Chair with William Ng (5/26/14 – 5/31/14)

May 26, 2014 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 [...]

Building a Roorkhee Chair with Christopher Schwarz (3/17/14 – 3/20/14)

Building a Roorkhee Chair with Christopher Schwarz (3/17/14 – 3/20/14)

March 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Learn to build one of the most comfortable, portable and influential chairs of the 20th century – the Roorkhee chair. Comprised of only 10 pieces of wood and leather webbing, this chair was used by adventurers and military offices since its invention about 1898. The chair’s simplicity directly influenced many modernist designers: Marcel Breuer’s “Wassily” [...]

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/9/14 – 3/15/14)

Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with William Ng (3/9/14 – 3/15/14)

March 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

 The 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 [...]

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (10/5/13 – 10/12/13)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (10/5/13 – 10/12/13)

October 5, 2013 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 [...]

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (10/1/12 – 10/5/12)

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (10/1/12 – 10/5/12)

October 1, 2012 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 [...]

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