Shaker Stools 2.0

June 14, 2020 – June 20, 2020

Nicholas Flaherty

In this workshop students will be adapting the classic shaker stool design to make it their own. You will be learning about and building on the inherent strengths found in the traditional design and modifying it using modern technology to bring it into the 21st century. Participants will design and build a stool using lathe and bandsaw techniques that will allow for maximum creativity and innovation. You will experiment with surface texture and painting and finishing techniques before finally learning how to weave a stylish and comfortable seat on your groundbreaking creation. Open to all skill levels.


Nicholas Flaherty is a woodworker, furniture maker, wood turner and contractor living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an Artist-in-Residence at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he received his BFA and has taught and demonstrated stool construction at local schools and at the Wharton Esherick Museum. Flaherty’s work has been exhibited and displayed at the American Craft Council Conference, American Association of Woodturners Symposium and the Center for Art in Wood.

Nicholas Flaherty

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

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  • 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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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