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

Build a Chippendale Style Chest of Drawers  with W. Mickey Callahan

Hevenor chest of drawers copyMaking a period-style chest of drawers can seem at first to be an imposing furniture form for even the seasoned furniture maker. However in this class, students will be guided in the construction of a simple but elegant 18th century Chippendale-style chest of drawers evidenced primarily by its ogee bracket feet and choice of hardware.

This project contains all of the fundamental building blocks found in traditional, dovetailed case construction. Students will learn about drawer making and fitting, intricate application of dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery used in secondary structure, creating molded edge profiles for the top, bottom frame, and drawer fronts and the making of ogee bracket feet based on 18th century design. Much attention will also be given to wood movement properties and their relationship to construction techniques used in fine case furniture. Mickey will also touch upon traditional wood finishing techniques in the use of dyes, shellac and oil. Students will be given the choice of primary wood that will include mahogany, cherry, walnut or curly maple.

This class assumes that students have a basic familiarity in the safe and proper use of machine and hand tools and will be encouraged to complete a significant amount of the chest while in the class.

Sign up today. Tuition: $795.00 plus materials                                                                     

 Section 070813A: Monday - Saturday, July 8 - 13, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

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Testimonials

11/2/2015

Bob,

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

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5/25/2016

Bob,

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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