Intro to Chair Making | John Henry Souza
Intro to Chair Making
Danish Modern Lounge Chair
In this class, we will meld both project work with establishing a fundamental understanding of chair making.
The project is a clean-lined Danish Modern-inspired folding lounge chair with a woven seat and back. It is a great introduction if you have not yet tackled building a chair. We will shape and construct all of the wooden components for a folding chair using a combination of hand and power tools, make our own brass hardware, and weave the seat and back out of leather.
Key Learning Points
You will learn about:
- Geometry and ergonomics are behind what makes certain chairs comfortable and others not
- Danish Modern furniture movement as a whole and its profound impact on so much of the furniture we interact with today
- Using templates to create & pattern route multiple matching chair components
- Cutting joinery for pieces that contain angles or curves
- Creating custom brass hardware
- Cutting mortise and tenon joints
- Weaving with leather
I hope this class provides students with the opportunity to evolve their design, planning and execution skills – when something is simple there is nowhere to hide!
Skill Level: Some familiarity with routers, a bandsaw, and general woodworking equipment would be ideal. We recommend our Beginning Woodwork Class. You will be on your feet most of the class moving around to different tools and working at their workbench. There will be some repetitive fine motor tasks such as weaving the seats and backs.
Workshop Days: Monday – Friday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
School Hours:. 8:30am -5:30pm
Tools You Will Need
Tuition & Materials:
One-time registration fee