Make a Craftsman Style Blanket Chest with Bob Van Dyke
This advanced workshop features a handsome blanket chest with tiger maple raised panels and a cherry frame, which is based on a design by John McAlevey, a well-known custom furniture maker and author living in Maine. The chest was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine a number of years ago. The project entails extensive through mortise and tenons, raised panels, chamfered legs, a number of curved parts and frame and panel construction. The techniques used in its construction are basic to many larger furniture pieces. In this fast-paced week-long class we anticipate students completing all of the major elements of the chest but some operations such as final surfacing and finish trimming of the thru tenons may require additional handwork time at home after the class is over. Participants need to have taken at least the Woodworking I and II classes, the Fundamentals of Furniture Making listed above or the equivalent experience. Tuition: $695.00 (plus materials).