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Chair Making with Michael Fortune

October 28 - November 1 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Michael Fortune

Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters. With 33 years of experience, he builds limited edition work and residential furnishing. His innovative work has been in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Michael Fortune Florida School of Woodwork Faculty

Chair Making with Michael Fortune 

This 5-day chair making class taught by master furniture maker Michael Fortune, will introduce you to a wide variety of new skills while making a folding chair.  A folding chair is a feat of engineering and design and while the end result is a simple – making one is a great step forward in skills.

Along with the focus on building a chair, you will also study and practice topics such as  anthropomochic design,  laminations both bent and tapered, hand and machine tools etc.

The class will feature numerous demos as well as plenty of time for project work.

Michael is a master woodworker and furniture making with a world wide reputation and learn to build your own chairs with confidence, a clean plan of approach, techniques, and jigs in place

During the class you learn about

  • Human frame (ergonomics and anthrometric) aspects of chair making
  • Dimensions and angles chairs must consider for a comfortable seat
  • Mortise and tenon work in a variety of configurations and angles
  • Making straight and tapered and bent laminations including design, form making, gluing
  • Resawing lumber
  • Setting up and tuning your bandsaw
  • Jig Making
  • Hinging/Pivoting mechanisms

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:  $750

Materials Fee: $120

Tools Needed – Click here for the TOOL LIST

There will be a $45 registration fee if this is the first time you are registering for a class.


SOLD OUT – Check Out PHILIP MORELY’s chair class.


Out of stock!Furniture Chair Oct Fortune$750.00

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