Frank Strazza builds heirloom-quality furniture one piece at a time in his small studio workshop in Central Texas. He uses traditional joinery throughout and utilizes handtools for much of his work.
Build Your Skills with A Shaker Style Side Table
An heirloom table where fine details go hand-in-hand with a beautiful clean style.
Building a table is a great achievement for early woodworkers and this particular table is both beautiful and challenging, it’s a table you’ll want to use every day and pass down to your children.
Frank draws on his 30 years of experience working with hand tools and power tools to help you build this table, all the while teaching you valuable woodworking techniques that can be used throughout other areas of your woodworking. The skills that you will take away from this class will enable you to build many other types of furniture
This six-day class will take you, step-by-step, through the process of handcrafting your own Shaker Style Table. Each part of the process is broken down into small, manageable steps so that you can concentrate on mastering one task at a time before moving onto the next.In addition to showing you how you will also get to understand underlying concepts and how each step fits into the big picture.
Frank puts an emphasis on hand tool usage during his classes. You will leave this class having learned many invaluable hand tool skills including how to sharpen your tools, and using saws, chisels, planes, spokeshaves and scrapers.
There is a lot that you will learn in the class but some of the main learning points include:
How to select lumber and mill wood for table making
Cutting and fitting mortise and tenon joints by hand and machine
Working with tight tolerances – PISTON FIT DRAWER
Handcutting half blind dovetails
Raised panel drawer bottoms
Working with hand tools such as chisels, saws, planes, spokeshaves and scrapers
While there is a project in this class – the Shaker Table – the focus is more on the art of building furniture predominantly by hand and making and fitting drawers with hand-cut dovetails and precision.
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 and checked as an extra bag.