Make A Whitley Chair with Mark Whitley June 15-19, 2020


$825 tuition; $10 supply fee payable to Mark
A cut list will be sent so you can BYOW

Key Points:
*Roughing out parts on the bandsaw
*Turning precise leg tenons
*Using jigs for repeatable joinery
*Shaping parts using router jigs
*Cutting bridle joints
*Shaping with a rasp

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


Making a great chair may seem like a complex and difficult project, but it doesn’t have to be. Mark developed the No.6 Chair to be comfortable, lightweight, strong, and to accept nearly any type of seat from Danish Cord to leather upholstery. The minimalist, sweeping lines are all achieved with straightforward square joinery. In this class, students will build a chair from nine pieces of wood and two rungs. Strong bridle joints will be used for the seat frame and utilize the curve of the seat to properly splay the legs. Students will use a simple shop made gauge to precisely turn the tenons for the front legs and rungs and learn hot box techniques for tight joinery. Mark will demonstrate how to use a rasp to create a Scandinavian style sculpting technique that will blend the back rest into the legs, and a router to soften up everything else. Finally, Mark will discuss seat options of weaving and upholstery to be completed at home.