Class Information

How to register: 

Classes are limited to four people. A $100 deposit will hold your spot. If you're ready to sign up, call or email me and we'll arrange payment. I accept PayPal or a check by mail. 


Bring your own tools or just use mine.


We will work at a pace that is comfortable to you. Class will cover the full construction of a chair, but painting, due to drying times, will have to be finished in your shop. Check out the painting how-to to understand this final, yet important, step. Chair legs will be turned by me prior to class starting.

Each chair is a little different, but generally your week will look like this:

  • Day 1 - Split out the green wood for spindles, arms, back, crest rail and bend the parts requiring it. From there, lots of spindle carving will ensue.

  • Day 2 - More spindle carving then begin preparing the seat for carving (layout, drilling and reaming).

  • Day3 - Seat carving and more layout, drilling and reaming. Begin assembly!

  • Day 4 - Continue assembly of legs to seat and arms to seat. Get comfortable and begin fitting spindles.

  • Day 5 - Final fitting and final assembly.


The shop is air conditioned and heated with a wood stove. A kitchen and bathroom (with shower) are available for everyone. There is plenty of space to work with lots of windows to bring light inside. The timber frame shop provides a relaxed and comfortable place to build chairs.     

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