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Heirloom Desk – Frank Strazza

October 5 - October 9 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $995
desk making class

Meet Your Instructor

FRANK STRAZZA

 Make Your Heirloom Desk

A great desk stands the test of time and in this class, you’ll get to make a beautiful writing desk and incorporate some options for different aesthetics.

In this 5 day class Frank will lead you through the steps as you build your own writing desk with a drawer.

Drawing on nearly 30 years of experience of both hand tool and machine work, Frank will teach you how to hand-cut dovetails to create a drawer. You will learn mortise and tenons, how to surface wood by hand, and gluing up large panels just to name a few.

Each person will build a desk  24” x 48” by 30” (please note if you would like to modify the size please let the school know ASAP)

You can choose between two wood choices:

  • Maple (lighter more contemporary twist)
  • Cherry (warm and rich)

Others may be available upon request and an upcharge. If you would like to bring your own wood we will provide a cut list.

Frank will also cover design variations, and how subtle changes can affect the design. You can customize your leg profile if you would like a craftsman style with straight legs and corbels. You could choose a shaker style with tapered legs and straight or arched aprons. If you want a more curvaceous look, a Biedermeier leg might be your style.

You will learn both traditional joinery and modern-day building techniques and make a piece that lasts for generations.   

It is a great project to sink your teeth into after taking a Beginner Woodworking, Handtool, and/or Table Making class.  It’s really going to help bring everything you’ve learned together in a single project.  The techniques you’ll learn will form a solid foundation for a variety of furniture –tables, chests of drawers, and more–using a mix of machine and hand-cut joinery.

What You Will Learn

  • Design elements
  • Choosing your wood
  • Mortise and tenon joinery, both hand and machine methods
  • Gluing up and surfacing large panels (desktop)
  • Creating tapered and curved legs by hand.
  • Creating a drawer front with continuous grain with a perfect fit.
  • How to Handcut dovetails, half-blind and through.
  • How to properly construct a drawer and fit it perfectly
  • Surfacing wood by hand using hand planes and scrapers.

Tool List:  TOOL LIST

Want To Ship It Home?

We’ve got you covered!  The School can also provide you with a shipping quote should you choose to assemble your piece. Alternatively, if you are flying in, work can be shipped home, unassembled using a large flat box (ie, bicycle box), and checked as an extra bag.

Materials Needed: Pull for the drawer

Fees:

Tuition: $745 per person

Studio & Materials Fee: $250

One time registration fee of $45

Details

Start:
October 5 @ 9:00 am
End:
October 9 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$995
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