David Abeel

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David Abeel, a woodworker from Traverse City, Michigan, recently retired from a 40 year career running human service agencies so he could work seven days per week doing what he loves most, making Windsor furniture. He teaches chair making classes in Michigan and five other states at folk schools, arts centers and community colleges. David has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.


Windsor Fine Furniture: Tall Stool, Comb Back Side Chair or Back Door Boot Bench

Making a Windsor chair, bench or stool might seem a very complicated project, but broken into many smaller steps, it can be surprisingly doable. This course is designed for anyone […]

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Windsor Fine Furniture: Comb Back Armchair, Rocking Chair, or Settee

Making a Windsor arm chair, rocker or settee will be a highlight of your summer. The project will be broken into many smaller steps to make it surprisingly doable over […]

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