Make a Child's Chair in a Weekend with Jeff Miller September 17 - 18, 2022

about this workshop

This is a real post and rung chair, but a small one. It makes a fantastic chair for a child or grandchild. The techniques used to build the child’s chair are the same ones one would use to build adult-sized post and rung chairs and building this chair should provide greater confidence to tackle larger chairs. Other than size, the main difference is that students can make the child’s chair with stock dowels; the larger chairs are better shaped and often bent out of either green wood, or carefully sawn dried stock.

Unique Instructor Jeff Miller

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$390 tuition + $75 materials

Key Points:
*Learning to deal with angles when making chairs
*Drilling and mortising in round stock
*Selectively drying components so joints lock together solidly
*Hand and machine techniques for drilling the posts
*Shop made tools and jigs for accurate drilling
*How to weave the seat
*Safe finishes for a child’s chair

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Make a Child's Chair in a Weekend with Jeff Miller September 17 - 18, 2022


Availability: Open

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