thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer - Fall 2020 Class Schedule available. More fall classes coming soon. Click here for more information.

In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Cutting Dovetails with Mario Rodriguez


Nationally known author and furniture maker, Mario Rodriguez will teach students the finer points of making dovetails in this weekend hands-on class. Dovetail joints are considered the hallmark of fine craftsmanship and with a little practice and confidence they are not that hard to make. Mario will concentrate the beginning of the class on the proper filing and tune-up of a dovetail saw (included with material charge) and will then go on to teach through and half blind dovetails. Students will gain the confidence to incorporate this time honored, but often-intimidating joint, into their own furniture projects. Tuition: $255.00 plus materials ($35.00)


Section 010211B:    Saturday & Sunday,     April 2 & 3,    9:30 – 5:00pm



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