Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Decorative Details With Steve Latta

Dates: 5/19 - 5/23
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $70
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

In many ways, veneer-work, marquetry, inlay, and related techniques reached an early zenith during the Federal period of American furniture. Furniture makers adorned their work with bright veneers, geometric forms, classical motifs, and pictorial elements. Much of this early work influenced the designs of contemporary furniture pieces. During this workshop, Steve demonstrates a wide variety of detail techniques that can be incorporated into your furniture to enhance and compliment the overall design.

Students will reproduce and inlay stringing and a variety of decorative elements, including ornamental bandings, fans, bellflowers, line and berry patterns, shells, and paterae. Sand shading, ornamental veneering, and a history of regional motifs are discussed in detail, and each student will have plenty of time to develop these time-tested techniques. This class was a huge hit last summer. Steve is an excellent craftsman and a great teacher.

Key Points:

Fundamental and advanced inlay skills
Making and installing decorative bandings
Federal period inlay techniques
Classic Line-and-Berry designs
Contemporary applications
Pattern inlay
Tool making
The best of both worlds: hand and power tool approaches
Hammer veneering demonstration

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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