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Box Making | Fret & Scroll Saw Work with Michaela Stone

March 18 - March 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Box Making | Fret & Scroll Saw Work with Michaela Stone

Learn how to make boxes with the added element of fret and scroll saw work on the lid.

Learn how to make a box with a pierced lid. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the art of box making in a very creative way.  This class is open to woodworkers of all skill levels who would like to break into new territory.  The skills learnt in these smaller projects can be applied to much larger furniture pieces such as tables, chair backs, blanket chests, and bookcases.  This class is also a good foundation builder for students who wish to expand into case work in later classes.  If you can build a good box, you can build a good drawer, if you can build a good drawer you can build a good buffet.

Fretwork & Scrollsaw Skills

In this five day hands on class, taught by renowned furniture maker Michaela Stone, you will learn to elevate your woodworking designs with intricate pierced patterns known as fretwork. Fretwork is an ancient technique that adds light, delicacy, narrative, and visual interest to wooden objects of all kinds.

Participants will learn how to create their own plywood, design and draw patterns, drill and cut out their designs using fret saws and scroll saws, and incorporate those designs into a small box.

The box making will focus on building accuracy in measuring, cutting, grain selection and wrapping, joinery, and mechanisms for fitting lids.

This class is  perfect for the beginner who is curious about making things from wood; and is also very good for the expert who is looking advance their skill set.

Tools Needed:Pending

Materials & Books Needed:Materials provided

Tuition: $750 per person
Studio & Materials Fee:  $50
One time  Registration Fee: $45

This class qualifies for the no interest Flex Pay program which lets you pay tuition over 6-12 months.  Click here for the sign up form.


Meet Your Instructor

Michaela Crie Stone lives in Rockport, Maine, where she creates work blurring the lines between art, craft, and design. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Skidmore College in sculpture and painting. Her sculptures and designs have been shown nationally and received numerous accolades, including grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Furniture Society, and the Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Michaela has been awarded several esteemed residencies across the country.


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