Instructor: Alan Turner
February 23 - 24, 2019 9 am - 4 pm (weekend)
*This class is full, please contact us to be placed on the waiting list
In this two-day course students build a hearth bench. It’s perfect as a bench for sitting in front of a fire or for use as an occasional table.
Clean, minimalist lines give rise to a simple and attractive bench. By splaying the legs with compound angled tenon shoulders, the visual volume of the piece is kept small while ensuring a stable perch. Wedged tenon joinery completes the bench with a traditional detail.
The contemporary flavor of the design lets the maker explore wood grain without the distraction of complex joinery and a busy array of supporting members. We’ll be using ash for the slab seat. Ash is a strong, light colored wood with an attractive grain pattern. Sapele, a sturdy African hardwood is our choice for the legs (pronounced sah-PELL-ey). Sapele has a nice reddish brown color, similar to mahogany and goes beautifully with ash. This is an excellent first piece of furniture for the novice or beginning woodworker.
Recommended: experience with the table saw.
Cost includes all materials. Students provide their own lunch.
No tools are required.