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.