Mid-Century Metropolitan Console Woodworking Course
Total Beginner 3
Total Beginner 3 - Metropolitan Console Table
In recent years the popularity of Mid-Century Modern furniture has exploded. Auction houses and art furniture dealers confidently acquire these pieces, anticipating quick and lucrative sales. This sleek, dynamic end table is a fascinating and challenging build - and a great way to complete the Total Beginner Series.
In this class, students are introduced to two advanced furniture making techniques. The first is the precise mitering of the cabinet-grade veneered carcase. The corners of the case are cut on the table saw with a shop-made jig to an exact 45 degrees. Then the case is assembled using an ingenious clamping system. The end result is a mitered case with tight, impeccable corners.
The second is a bent lamination. Students will glue together 22 strips of wood, 1/16" veneer, into an amazing curve for the legs. The strength of the laminated “U” curve far surpasses any solid wood construction.
Finally, students will construct a solid wood, half-blind dovetailed drawer using a router and professional quality dovetail jig. The completed drawer will be carefully side-mounted onto solid wood guides.
Altogether the experience of building this beautiful piece and acquiring advanced skills will propel the student into the ranks of the skilled furnituremaker.
Course fee (including materials) - $595
There are three ways to register for this class.