Owain Harris is a self-taught woodworker who operates a furniture studio in Gonic, NH, where he designs and builds custom furnishings for galleries and residential clients. He began his career in wood as a framing carpenter in 1997, and worked as both a finish carpenter and remodeler before moving into the shop full-time in 2008. Owain is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. His work has received multiple awards, including a Pinnacle Award from the International Society of Furniture Designers and a Veneertech Craftsman Challenge Award. Owain has been featured in numerous publications, including Fine Woodworking and NH Home Magazine. Owain shares his passion for furniture making and design through teaching at various craft schools and institutions including The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Marc Adams School of Woodworking and the University of New Hampshire. He currently serves as Chair Person for the American Furniture Masters Institute, the nonprofit organization that oversees the NH Furniture Masters and the Prison Outreach Program that teaches the craft of fine furniture making to inmates of the Maine men’s prison and both the NH men’s and women’s prison. His work may be seen at owainharris.com
Well-made and perfectly fitted doors are an essential part of casework construction.
This 2-day intensive class will focus on the techniques and strategies for making the two most common styles of doors used in fine furniture-making.
Day one will cover the classic frame and panel door. On day two, students will learn how to make a more contemporary flat panel door using plywood and shop-sawn veneers. Topics will include options for mortice and tenon joinery, solid wood vs plywood panels, glue-up strategies to ensure dead-flat doors, and making and pressing shop-sawn veneers.
Time will also be given to cover how to select and install high-quality hinges and how to approach the final fit of the door to the case opening.
Workshop Days: Saturday to Sunday Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm School Opens:. 8:30am – 5:30pm