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Summer Side Table

  • GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington Street Reading, PA, 19601 United States (map)

Instructor: Craig Vandall Stevens

Making a handmade table represents a unique project for the craftsman. It offers the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, functional and very achievable piece of hand-made furniture. Through discussions and hands on work, students will make a small side table using joinery methods and traditional techniques such as mortise & tenon joinery, working with solid wood, making and using hand-sawn veneers, as well as creating hand-planed surfaces and applying an oil finish.

Craig will demonstrate scaling a simple sketch into a full size mock-up to better visualize proportions and consider the careful selection of wood for creating a harmonious design. There will be ongoing discussions on sharpening and using bench tools as well as machine setup and use. Hands-on assistance focused on improving participant's design and woodworking skills will be combined with daily demonstrations and lectures.

Click here to see registration information about this week-long workshop on GoggleWorks website.