Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Aurora Sofa Table with Darrell Peart

Dates: 5/27/2014 - 6/1/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $875
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

Over a six-day period, Students will build a Greene & Greene style Sofa Table. While it's called a "Sofa" Table, this piece serves equally well in an entryway or simply against any wall. This project presents an opportunity expand your knowledge of furniture making, while mastering some classic Greene & Greene details as well. While working on the table you will gain experience with several classic G&G design elements, such as making and inserting ebony plugs, bread board ends with ebony spline, cloud-lifts and the Blacker leg indent. Essential to making G&G details are the jigs used. Darrell will provide drawings and advice on their construction and use. All parts of the top will be made from solid wood and so strategies for dealing with wood movement will be covered thoroughly. The leg/apron structure will employ mortise and tenon joinery.

By the end of the class students should have a finished (or nearly so) piece of furniture--although you may elect to forgo final assembly, so the parts will lay flat for shipping. This will be an enjoyable week to build a piece of furniture in a relaxed atmosphere and talk about Greene & Greene, woodworking and design (three of Darrell's favorite subjects).

Key Points:

Greene & Greene style Ebony Splines
Greene and Greene Ebony plugs
Machining and polishing the plugs
Punching the holes
Breadboard ends
Solid wood movement
Greene & Greene Blacker Leg Indent detail
Mortise and tenon construction
Strategies for dealing with complex glue-ups

NOTE - A cut list will be sent to registrants with a cut list. You will need to Bring Your Own Wood for this project.

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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