Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Decorative Details with Steve Latta

Dates: 6/8 - 6/12

Cost: $750
Materials: $75
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 complement the overall design.

Students will learn single, double and triple line stringing for both traditional and contemporary designs. Steve will touch upon ornamental bandings, fans, bellflowers, line-and-berry patterns, shells, and paterae. He will discuss both urban and rural inlay motif techniques and pull the best from both schools. Sand shading, ornamental veneering, and a history of regional motifs will be covered in detail, and each student will have plenty of time to develop these time-tested techniques. This class has been a huge hit for the last 10 years. 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
  • Making ornamental ovals and diamond patterns
  • Tool making necessity really is the mother of invention
  • The best of both worlds: hand and power tool approaches
  • Table legs, box lids, aprons, table tops Where to put it?

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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