Apprenticeship: Furniture in the Classic Tradition with Steve Latta – Two Weeks (Week 1)
*Traditional furniture – its history and design principles
*Problem solving methods of joinery for complicated case pieces
*Methods of ornamentation including stringing, bandings, bellflowers, paterae as well as modern day interpretations
*How adding something so fine can so say so much….and when is it too much!!
*Practical approaches to veneer work – from hot hide to plastic resin, to hammers to vacuum bags – whatever works best
*Tools essential to the period and how maintain them
*Development of a systematic and concise approach to furniture making from rough milling to completed joinery