Make a Federal Style Cellarette with Ronnie Young July 13-19, 2019 (7 days)


$1155 tuition, a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW
Key Points:
*Use of the small Dremel router and jigs for inlay work
*Mortise and tenon joinery
*Tapered legs using a tapering jig
*Spline miter joints
*Double 45-degree corner miters using a small sander
*Vacuum Veneering

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $400.00 per item


The cellarette is a standing cabinet used to store spirits or wine and is a wonderful addition to a period dining room or study. Construction is basically a case setting on and attached to a small table. The beauty is in the gracefulness of the design and the inlay work. This cellarette is in the Federal style circa 1800. Cellarettes are traditional Southern Furniture pieces found in Virginia, the Carolinas, and even into Kentucky and Tennessee. Students will use traditional construction techniques along with some modern methods to build this cellarette during the seven-day course. Students will use both hand tools and power tools during the class and explore alternate approaches to construction. There are a number of techniques that the student will use: dovetails, mitered joints, string inlay, veneering, fitting the brass caster feet, etc. Decoration of the cellarette with inlays and bandings will be discussed and several different designs offered from which the student can choose. The addition of the owners initials inlayed inside the upper compartment of the cellarette would be a nice addition as would bellflowers and string down the legs. The final design can be as plain or as fancy as the student desires. The upper case can be constructed of solid wood, veneered plywood, or a combination of both methods. The two-piece molding, where the case joins the base, will be milled on the shaper with a custom made cutter designed by Ronnie specifically for this piece.

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.