Making a Masterpiece: A Philadelphia Low Boy with Alf Sharp (Part I)

Yes! The IT guy finally gets to take a class this year. And what a class it was! Noted period furniture maker, Alf Sharp begin week 1 of this 2 week apprenticeship class with the mission to build the classic Philadelphia Low Boy. The first week was dedicated to the joinery and construction of the cabinet. Check back at the end of the year for the stunning conclusion with Part II!

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Veneering with Paul Schurch

Paul Schürch's veneer work is celebrated around the world. This week he share's is lifetime of experience with a lucky group of students. Not only did he share the nuts and bolts of successful veneer work, he also showed them how to bump their marquetry skills up a notch (or two)!

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Aurora Sofa Table with Darrell Peart

In this 6 day class, students got to spend a week immersed in the details that make the Greene & Greene style so aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They also got to spend the week with one of the style's most recognized furniture makers, Darrell Peart. Add their nearly complete tables to the mix and it was a fun and profitable week all around.

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Decorative Details with Steve Latta [May '14]

Steve Latta is well known for his Federal period furniture, but he's a wealth of information on all the tried and true methods of adding decorative details to your furniture projects, regardless of the style. Adding inlay, stinging and banding to your furniture will definitely kick your furniture up a notch - probably several notches.

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Making an Acoustic Guitar with John Ressler [May '14]

John Ressler leads another sold-out session of "Making an Acoustic Guitar" for another group of enthusiastic students. It's a field of woodworking thats got it's own unique techniques and skill set. There's nobody better than John to initiate you into the mysteries of building stringed instruments. It's also a lot of fun!

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Weekend of 5/17/2014

This weekend we host "Elegant Glass Doors with Steve Latta", "Hammer Veneering with David Orth" and "Pickin Stick with John Ressler"! There's some serious talent at the school. Just a typical weekend here at MASW!

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