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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 Connecticut Pembroke Table with Steve Latta

pembroke steve lattaDuring the early days of the Republic, rural craftsmen would visit urban centers such as Boston or Philadelphia and travel home with the intent of reproducing the furniture they saw.  Sometimes the details got a little jumbled resulting in some of the most quaint and beautiful furniture of the time. We are pleased to welcome back nationally known furniture maker, author and instructor, Steve Latta, who is an expert on furniture of this time period. In this fast-paced week-long class we will make a Connecticut Pembroke Table in walnut which was inspired by a survivor from the late 18th century.   An oval top with two rule joints, a curved drawer with a hidden compartment, knuckle joint supports and some funky inlay make this table both a delight and challenge to build.

Plan on spending a night or two during the week to explore the techniques Steve uses to accomplish the intricate inlay work that is so characteristic of these great American treasures. Because of the complexity of this project and the level of ornamentation that you may want to add to the project you should not necessarily expect to bring home a fully completed and assembled Pembroke table. Be assured you will learn more than enough to finish up any unfinished details on the project on your own and then be able to take on other more challenging projects in the future! Sign up today as space is limited. Tuition: $795.00 plus materialspembroke leg steve latta thumb

Section 062215A: Monday - Saturday, June 22 - 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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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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