Learn how to make boxes with a pierced, sliding 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.
In this five day class hands on class, taught by renowned furniture 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 sliding lid mechanisms.
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 skills sets.
Materials & Books Needed:Materials provided
Tuition: $750 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: $50
One time Registration Fee: $45