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Console Entrance Table | Michael Fortune.

Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024 | 9:00 - 5:00
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Michael Fortune
Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters.
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In this week-long class, you’ll not only get to build this beautiful piece but also get to study with one of the greats – Michael Fortune, considered one of the Modern Masters.

This solid wood console table can be made in a variety of sizes, from a small, elegant entranceway piece to a long, sleek hall table or a sideboard in a dining room.  There is the potential (based on time) of adding a drawer to your piece.

It has a lot of learning packed into it – mitred dovetail joinery done with hand tools, a simple shop-made router jig and a small bandsaw, shouldered dado joints.

By the end of the week, you will leave the workshop with the confidence and knowledge to make and use the jigs in your own workshops for many other projects.

This class is suited to students who have knowledge of both handtool and power tools – if you have attended the School’s Beginning Woodwork, Box Making and Handtool class, this would be a good next step.

Key Learning Points

  • Understanding dimensions for entrance tables, hall tables and sideboards
  • When to use a machine or hand skills for joinery
  • Marking out and cutting mitered dovetails
  • Cutting and fairing long curves on the bandsaw
  • How to make several decorative edge details
  • Cutting Dovetails on the bandsaw
  • Procedures for precisely machining and joining solid wood panels

The goal is to complete your pieces, aside from sanding and finishing.

This class is an excellent step up from basic furniture making to more refined work

We will reach out regarding wood species choices (maple, cherry, walnut) and sizing closer to the date of the class.

Class Time

Workshop Days:     Monday – Friday
Instruction Time:    9:00am – 5:00pm
School Opens:.      8:30am -5:30 pm

Tools You Will Need

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Tuition & Materials:

Materials Fee:
One-time registration fee

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$1,160.00Add to cart


Oct 14, 2024 @ 9:00 am
Oct 18, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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