Step One: A Simple Stylish Bench
The focus of this class is on safety and on using tools that don’t cost a fortune and are readily available just about anywhere.
We will discuss which basic tools you will need, simple measuring and marking techniques, how to size parts accurately with a chop saw, how to make a decorative cut out at the base of the legs using a jig saw and a router and using the router table to form the joint between the stretchers and the legs. We will explore strategies used to bevel the top- both with hand tools and power tools. Along the way we will talk about using cut nails as an option for some of the joinery, using a router to shape parts and, before you leave, we will apply a coat of milk paint- a finish that will complement the project nicely and one you will find yourself using on any number of other projects .
The inspiration for the design of this bench comes from Kentucky Furniture Maker, Daniel Chaffin
Sign up today. Class size is limited to 8 students.
Tuition: $495.00 plus materials ($90.00)
Section 033123A: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 31 - April 2. 9:30am - 5:00pm
Call 860.647.0303 to sign up for any class on this website