Ladderback Chair Construction
June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019
This workshop introduces students to the basics of green woodworking and chair making through the lens of the iconic chair popularized in Jeannie (John) Alexander’s 1978 classic book, Make a Chair from a Tree. Participants learn to design and build chairs using simple tools, time-tested techniques and material taken straight from a freshly felled log. You will split, shave, bend, and assemble a post and rung chair and learn techniques to weave a seat out of natural materials. Discussions include styles and design as well as the place of the hand tool workshop within modern making. Open to all skill levels, though prior experience is helpful. Note: Splitting stock and sitting at a shaving horse for long hours can be physically demanding.
COURSE FEE: $675
Andy McFate is a studio furniture maker in Asheville NC. As well, he is a founding organizer of The Cabbage School; a fast and loose interdisciplinary craft school in the mountains of Western North Carolina (thecabbageschool.net). He has an associates degree in furniture making from Haywood Community College. He has also completed an apprenticeship with chairmaker Drew Langsner, and studied Windsor chairmaking with Curtis Buchanan.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.
Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860