Build a Spice Chest with Steve Latta July 29 - August 4, 2019 (7 days)


$1155 tuition, $40 supplies, a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW
Key Points:
*Case construction with dovetails and internal dividers
*A beaded frame-and-panel door with through mortise and tenons
*Inset doors, door lock and butt hinges
*Veneered drawer fronts (optional)
*Bracket feet
*Crown and base moldings made from combined cutters
*Line-and-berry inlay

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $400.00 per item


Spice boxes were popular among the Quakers of the Delaware Valley during the late 17th and throughout the 18th centuries. The boxes, fitted in the interior with banks of small drawers, were often displayed in the public rooms of homes, functioning as both a repository for small valuables and as a symbol of the family’s prosperity. The cases were most often made of walnut with inlay consisting of holly and red cedar set into the surface for contrast. In this class, students will get their boxes well under way and cover all of the steps necessary to complete their heirloom at home. It may be a small in size, a mere 21 inches in height, but it has all the complexity of a full chest-of-drawers complete with a dovetailed case and drawers, partitions, molding and bracket feet. Although Steve will cover the inlay in depth, for students not familiar with this technique, he recommends taking the one day, Line-and-Berry class on July 28th.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.