Make a Comfy Chair & Ottoman with Michael Fortune October 12-18, 2019 (7 days)


$1155 tuition, $375 material fee
Key Points:
*Resawing on the bandsaw
*Planing thin materials, lamination techniques
*Lamination form construction
*Making perfect patterns on the bandsaw
*How to precisely follow a curved or straight line on the bandsaw
*Machining curved parts
*Choosing the right wood and finish for outdoor projects
*Using the right glue and hardware for outdoor applications
*When to cut curves from solid stock or create curves from thin laminations

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $400.00 per item


This is a very comfortable chair equally at home inside or outdoors in a Florida sun room. It is easy to get in and out of and perfect for a nap or reading – both from personal experience! The series of intersecting laminated curves might make this look like a daunting task but it is quite simple once the proper patterns and jigs are made. With good jigs, it’s easy to make one, two or any number of these beautiful garden chairs.Lamination techniques, pattern making, jig construction and simple joinery will be demonstrated throughout the week which will show ways to make this chair infinitely reproducible. Students will also make a complimentary ottoman, not covered in any magazine. So jump out of the mundane, everyday Adirondack style chair and hop on this curvaceous and functional (comfy) garden sculpture!

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.