Our twelve-week Furniture Intensive is designed to meet the needs of aspiring professional furniture makers and amateurs on sabbatical from other professions. These include design professionals who want the deep understanding of materials and construction they need to turn their ideas into reality. With two instructors and an assistant available for only twelve students, each participant is able to individualize the course of study to fit his or her interests and level of experience.
The Curriculum includes:
-Traditional hand skills
-Surface Preparation and finishing
-and professional practices
The course divides into three segments. The first two weeks cover our Basic Woodworking curriculum, which explores the essentials of furniture making with an emphasis on hand skills. Each student designs and constructs a project with hand-cut dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joinery. For the second segment (6 weeks), students learn to design and build solid-wood casepieces with doors and drawers. The final segment (4 weeks) focuses on curved components and veneer, including techniques for steam bending, laminate bending, coopering, and re-sawing of veneer. Each student designs and constructs a challenging piece that requires one or more of these techniques.
If you are interested in this summer Furniture Intensive, follow the link to learn more about this program. If you would like to register for this program, please call 207 – 594-5611.