Make a Greene & Greene Gamble Rocker with Thomas Stangeland & Reid Anderson May 18-22, 2020


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Key Points:
*Design elements of Greene & Greene
*Chair layout and design
*Form lamination
*Carving and sculptural shaping techniques
*Haunched mortise and tenon joinery
*Pattern routing and hold down techniques

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The Gamble rocker is based on the elegant chair in the entry of the famous Gamble House in Pasadena, CA. Tom & Reid will begin with a brief discussion of Greene & Greene to gain a better understanding of their design language and details. From there, students will venture out into chair layout and design creating a road map for the project. Forms will be provided for students to create the laminated rockers. The legs will be shaped and mortised and the stretchers will be formed with angled tenons and cloudlift details. The sculptural arms will be bandsawn and burnished before the carving details are incorporated. Throughout the class Tom and Reid will share in depth discussions about the process needed to make the next steps like methods of joinery, grain selection, weight balance and finishing. By the end of the week, everyone will have gained great insight into the design language of the Greene brothers as well as rocking chair mechanics.