thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer/ early Winter 2021 Class Schedule available.  Click here for more information.

Build a Federal Style Side Table with Steve Latta


Bob Van Dyke hepplewhite front simple 640

This exciting multi-weekend class features a small walnut Federal style side table with a whole lot of challenges and a boatload of new skills to be learned. Based on an inlaid Federal side table that Steve Latta did recently for an article and video for Fine Woodworking Magazine, this class will stretch your woodworking skills. The focus of this class will be efficiency– in joinery, in ornamentation and in design. Efficiency in joinery means doing as much joinery as possible all at once and making joints that fit with a minimal amount of dryfitting. This project also features many techniques that may be new to a number of you. Working with veneer for the drawer front, dovetailing and cockbeading a drawer, and adding cuff inlay and stringing to the legs all turn a basically simple table into an heirloom piece you can be proud of. This is a simple traditional Federal table which will fit with just about any home décor and is small enough –18” wide X 17” inches deep,-to fit just about anywhere. Sign up soon– these are some skills you will be able to use over and over. This class is designed so you will be doing a lot of the detail work- inlay, dry fitting & surfacing at home in between the two weekends. Please make sure you are willing to do that before signing up. This is going to be a fun class! Note: the school has many of the inlay tools that you may use during class- but if you already own them or are planning on purchasing them- make sure you bring them along.

Tuition $845.00 plus materials

Section 100921A: Saturday & Sunday, October 9, 10 & Friday - Sunday, November 5, 6 & 7   

 general tool list    (will open in a new window)


Back to Top

Class Images

assorted class picts 381.jpg






Thanks for the last five weeks. This was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Meanwhile, this summer, I'll keep practicing dovetails and I'll look forward to seeing you at the open house. 




All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

Read more ...