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Windsor Stool in a Weekend (I)

"In a good Windsor, lightness, strength, grace, durability and quaintness are all found in an irresistible blend.”
Wallace Nutting, American furniture historian
A Windsor Handbook.

Spend a weekend making your own three-legged Windsor Perch Stool. Inspired by the traditional English furniture style brought to America in the 18th century, the Windsor Perch Stool pays homage to a furniture style embraced by many as among first pieces of “American Furniture”.

This two-day class will introduce tools and techniques specific to traditional Windsor chair making. Participants will build the stool while learning the art of laying out sight lines for drilling angled legs; cutting tapered mortise and tenon joinery; hand-carving the countered walnut seat, and turning legs on the lathe.

This class will be taught by local furniture and chair maker Seth Weizenecker who apprenticed under celebrated Windsor chair maker Peter Galbert after completing the Bennet Street School Program in Fine Furniture Making in Boston. Some familiarity with woodworking is encouraged, but all skill levels are welcomed.

NOTE: This is a full weekend of woodworking, so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to work. If you have any special accommodations, please let us know prior to the class.


Details:
Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th --- 9:00am-5:00pm
Price: $320
Supply fee: $150
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

Earlier Event: November 22
Intro to Ceramics (III)
Later Event: February 11
Windsor Stool in a Weekend (II)