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

Make an Arts & Crafts Style Writing Desk with Kevin Rodel

Kevin_Rodel_writing_desk_5_copy Students will have the option of building the desk in cherry or quartersawn white oak and will have the opportunity to customize some of the details ( adding leather or tile panels or a decorative cutout for example) to fit your own sense of style and preferences. This desk makes extensive use of dovetail joinery as well as through mortise and tenons and traditional Arts & Crafts Style bread board ends on the top. Drawer construction and the very critical fitting of the drawer to the desk opening will be covered extensively. In this intensive 6-day long class we anticipate students completing all of the major elements of the desk with the exception of finishing and any final hardware installation. Kevin Rodel makes his interpretation of Arts & Crafts furniture in his shop in Brunswick, Maine. He is also the author of “Arts & Crafts Furniture- From Classic to Contemporary”.  More of  his work can be seen on his website at


Don’t miss this opportunity to make a great piece of furniture with one of this country's leading craftsmen. Sign up today! Tuition: $795.00 plus materials

Stop by the school and see the desk in person. The beauty of this class is that many variations on the basic design and size are possible.

Section 071111A: Monday - Saturday, July 11 - 16, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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