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
Making and fitting drawers is an art in itself, and when done cleanly and efficiently, it can elevate fine casework. In this two-day workshop, Owain will share the best practices for making a classic piston-fit dovetail drawer. Students will learn everything from initial stock selection and preparation, to getting the final perfect fit with a hand plane.
Key learning points:
cutting half-blind and through dovetails (both by hand and with machines),
options for drawer bottoms and stops,
strategies for designing and making custom wooden pulls.
Workshop Days: Saturday to Sunday Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm School Opens:. 8:30am – 5:30pm