Make a Morley Lounge Chair with Philip Morley (7 Days) October 3 - 9, 2022

about this workshop

In this workshop students will build a Morley Lounge Chair. This lounge chair was heavily influenced by the mid-Century modern aesthetics which is where its iconic shape is derived. Philip designed this chair to be comfortable as well as a way to make a statement in any home. Just as important, it is grounded in traditional joinery making it a piece built with integrity. Students in the class will learn various joinery techniques, the importance of reference face, accurate layout and measurement, how to utilize templates and reference for pattern routing. The class will also learn the importance of how to treat edging and to add subtle style to their next furniture pieces.

Unique Instructor Philip Morley

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Key Points:
*Learn to make bridle joints
*Mortise and tenon joinery
*Using spoke shave, hand planes to shape parts
*Using templates and jigs for pattern routing to produce accurate and efficient parts
*Learn how to maintain a safe workable area
*Importance of reference faces
*Coping on table saw
*Veneering for panels

Workshop Days: Monday to Sunday (7 Days)
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (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 Morley Lounge Chair with Philip Morley (7 Days) October 3 - 9, 2022


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