Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

Building a Low Back Settee with William Ng and Special guest David A. Wade (9/11/16 – 9/17/16)

September 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this class we will be making a low back settee made to sit two. In this seven day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints, Design: what make a comfortable chair, structure and construction techniques. Sculpting details including hard and soft lines. Working […]

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery with Taeho Kwon (8/8/16 – 8/12/16)

Sitting Bench with Traditional Eastern Joinery with Taeho Kwon (8/8/16 – 8/12/16)

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This beautiful sitting bench is constructed using traditional timber frame joinery known for it’s integral strength utilizing locking joinery. This class will challenge and improve your hand and machine skills. Taeho will start with a lecture on the concept and layout of the joints, preparation and sharpening of tools used. At the end of the […]

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

Sculpted Rocking Chair with William Ng (7/17/16 – 7/23/16)

July 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

┬áThe focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. 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 rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We […]

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

Morris Chair with William Ng (7/11/16 – 7/16/16)

July 11, 2016 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 […]

Shaker Rocking Chair with Robert Turnbull (6/13/16 – 6/18/16)

Shaker Rocking Chair with Robert Turnbull (6/13/16 – 6/18/16)

June 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Shakers were masters of furniture design and construction and this rocker is no exception. Enjoy an afternoon reading your favorite book on Shaker Furniture in this reproduction of one of their most popular pieces. The chair is made from Cherry wood, and woven canvas tape (available in several colors). A maple wedge is used […]

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (5/23/16 – 5/28/16)

Sculpted Dining Chair with William Ng (5/23/16 – 5/28/16)

May 23, 2016 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 (4/30/16 – 5/7/16)

Blacker House Inspired Chair with William Ng (4/30/16 – 5/7/16)

April 30, 2016 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 […]

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (4/11/16 – 4/15/16)

Shaker Chair with Robert Turnbull (4/11/16 – 4/15/16)

April 11, 2016 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 with William Ng (4/4/16 – 4/8/16)

Nakashima Inspired Chair with William Ng (4/4/16 – 4/8/16)

April 4, 2016 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 Low back Chair with David Wade (3/14/16 – 3/18/16)

Sculpted Low back Chair with David Wade (3/14/16 – 3/18/16)

March 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this five day class we will look at many aspects of chair making. We will discuss in detail the chair joints, Design: what make a comfortable chair, structure and construction techniques. Sculpting details including hard and soft lines. Working with compound angles, curves and blending between joints to get an organic look. The main […]

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