Tripod Candlestand Table

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Ben Blackmar

In this workshop students build a traditional candle stand table with turned base and dovetailed leg joinery. Traditional joinery methods and the use of hand tools, such as chisels and hand planes, are covered so that participants can build a beautiful heirloom table. Discussions include project planning and design, wood selection, preparation and glue-ups. Students will learn new skills on the lathe, bandsaw and router table. This gateway class will take your ability to the next level by expanding your furniture making skills. Intermediate woodworking experience and basic experience using a lathe is recommended.


Ben Blackmar lives in Asheville, North Carolina and is the manager of the Molding Department in a custom woodworking shop. He has served as staff editor for Fine Woodworking® Magazine. Blackmar was formally trained in traditional old-world furniture making at North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2015, he was the recipient of a year-long craft fellowship at Warren Wilson College.

Ben Blackmar

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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