Heirloom Desk | Nancy Hiller
Make Your Heirloom Desk
A great desk stands the test of time and in this class there is plenty of opportunity for variations that suit your style in this desk making class with renown furniture maker Nancy Hiller.
Your Desk/Your Style
You might like a more contemporary style, or a mid-century modern, or even a clean-lined shaker style?
We will keep the overall dimensions and incorporate a single drawer, but most of the other elements can be modified. We will work with you on your design prior to the class so that you arrive prepared to make.
You can of course make the classic Arts and Craft style desk shown if you wish, but there is plenty of stylistic flexibility in this class.
For example – you get to choose the wood species so that the piece will fit perfectly into your home. Choose from:
- Oak (traditional),
- Walnut (handsome and bold),
- Maple (lighter more contemporary twist),
- Sapele (Ribbon Mahogany – mellow and harmonious)
- Cherry (warm and rich
You can make this for you or as a gift for a loved one.
What You Will Learn
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 get 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.
Some of the key learning points include:
- dovetail joinery
- arts and craft details where appropriate.
- internal drawer structures
- wood selection
- hand and machinery use
Please note that as with any week-long project class, you might need to do some final assembly at home depending on your progress in the class. Rest assured, we will cover all of the techniques you’ll need.
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.
The class is a combination of 5 days of instruction with an optional 6th day for final touches on Saturday.
Materials & Books Needed:
Materials Needed: Pull for the drawer
Tuition: $825 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $250
One time registration fee of $45
- October 5 @ 9:00 am
- October 10 @ 5:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- 2020 Classes, All, Desk Making, Furniture Making, handtool, Joinery, Level I, Level II, Level III, Project Based, Table Making
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