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

July 23 - July 24, 2021

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

$365.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $335

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 from beginning to advanced skill levels ready to work with a variety of hand tools to make a family heirloom. Projects will be well-engineered very comfortable and styled to fit any décor. Cherry, Walnut, Pine, poplar, oak, and or ambrosia maple will be available for most projects. This workshop can be taken alone or in combination with the following workshop featuring other Windsor furniture pieces.

Projects vary in price and must be chosen and paid for prior to the start of the workshop. Pricing for projects is as follows:

Windsor Tall Stool $205
Comb Back Side Chair $305
Boot Bench with natural edged back $305
Footstool added to any project $25

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

David Abeel

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.