Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Making a Greene & Greene Gamble Rocker with Thomas Stangeland

Dates: 6/2 - 6/7
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $875
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

The Gamble Rocker is based on the elegant chair in the entry of the famous Gamble House in Pasadena, CA. Thomas will begin with a brief discussion of Greene & Greene to gain a better understanding of their design language and details. From there, students will venture into chair layout and design so you will have a good road map to follow. Once we know where we're going, we'll start cutting wood! The rockers will be re-sawn from solid stock and form-laminated to shape. Legs will be shaped, mortised and stretchers will be fitted with angled tenons and cloud lift details. After the four legs are in place, you can begin to shape, fit, and carve the arms. Throughout the class there will be breaks for discussions on methods of joinery, grain selection, design, weight and balance and finishing. By the end of the week, everyone will have gained great insight into the design language of the Greene brothers as well as rocking chair mechanics.

Key Points:

Design elements of Greene & Greene
Chair layout and design
Re-sawing and form lamination
Haunched mortise and tenon joinery
Carving and shaping techniques

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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