Bending the Rules: Curved Interior Trim Work with Gary Striegler September 14-18, 2020


$825 tuition + $175 materials

Key Points:
*How to layout four forms of curved trim: elliptical, circle top eyebrows and “S” curves
*Three simple ways to build bending forms
*How to make curved moldings with a planer/molder
*Three options for clamping strip laminations
*Curved trim details you can make with a router
*Time saving options for paint grade curved trim
*How to make curved trim with only a table saw
*How to cut and fit joints for curved trim
*How to make curved panel wainscot

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


The ability to make curved trim for cabinets, or curved details on furniture is like having a Ph.D. in woodworking. Just about every house plan today has at least one curved-top window or arched doorway. If you have ever admired a curve trim element in a house or a photo of an elegantly curved panel and wondered, “How did they do that?” then this class will hold all the answers. Gary will start with the basics, discussing wood, glue, and how to make bending fixtures. He will break down the challenge of working with curved trim into three parts: making a curved blank, profiling the blank, and installing the finished piece. Students will work in groups to build a curved top paneled niche. This will give each person the opportunity to make and install all types of curved trim. Students will also learn how to make curved handrails, crown molding and curved base boards. As the week progresses, everyone will have an opportunity to work on their own curved top mirror frame. After taking this class you will be able to look at those beautiful curved interior details and say, “I can do that.”