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

Using Veneer in Fine Furniture with Steve Kain

Demystify and embrace the use of veneers in this new four-night class with noted local custom furniture maker Steve Kain. A combination of demonstration and hands on work will help you to open up a whole new world in your furniture making. The use of veneers allows you to create patterns and other effects that would be impossible or impractical in solid wood. Frequently the cost of some solid woods is so high that using veneer becomes the only affordable alternative.
Different types of veneers, glues, substrates and clamping methods will be explored in this hands-on class. Students will each design and make a table top utilizing techniques learned in the class which include matching and manipulating grain patterns, “shooting” seams and using various methods, including using a vacuum press, to adhere the veneers. The tabletop you make can then be used later on for an actual table. Tuition: $195.00 plus materials

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

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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