Even newbies in the world of woodworking can craft a family heirloom in this unique course. Students have a choice between a Windsor armchair or comb back rocking chair. Students can also select from cherry, walnut, or maple for legs and stretchers; ash or oak for spindles; poplar, maple, or pine for the seat. Both chairs will draw their inspiration from 300 years of American, British, Irish, and Welsh craftsmanship, with comfort, good engineering, and proper proportion as top priorities.
Both chairs feature serpentine arms, spindles on one inch centers, legs angled for maximum stability, and turnings with very clean lines styled to fit a traditional or modern decor. Chair heights and widths will be varied to adapt to each maker’s height and profile.
All turned parts and tools like travishers and spokeshaves will be provided. All students will take home a completed chair that is glued up, leveled, and ready for paint or clear finish at home. Students ages 16+ are welcome in this class. This course offers a partner model, in which two people may work on one project for a single tuition and materials fee. The materials fee will be due to the instructor during class ($300-$350 depending on project choice).
Please be prepared to pay the instructor during class with cash or check. $300 for arm chair, $350 for rocker.
- All tools and equipment will be provided
- Wear comforable shoes and clothing, ready to work on your feet all day
- Bring a sheet of big paper if you want to copy a seat pattern and jot down drill angles etc. All secrets will be revealed!