Classes That We Have Previously Offered

Carving embellishment classes

Carving embellishment classes

Carving embellishment classes

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We can help you with carving embellishments from chairs to beds to any  of your household architectural needs such as mantels and moldings.

Philadelphia card table

Carving embellishment classes

Carving embellishment classes

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This is a Philadelphia card table with many construction techniques that can be used upon many countless future pieces. We will show you the joinery techniques needed to reproduce this extraordinary piece.

Hand cut and fit dovetails

Carving embellishment classes

Building a Virginia Pie Safe

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Classes offered on how to cut and fit dovetails made by hand. 

Building a Virginia Pie Safe

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

Building a Virginia Pie Safe

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This is an adaptation of a pie safe that was made in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia. We added the satinwood panels instead of punched tins.

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

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This corner cupboard has all the bells and whistles. Theses cupboards were made by house joiners (carpenters) compared to regular cabinetmakers (furniture makers)

Federal or Chippendale Blanket chest

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

Building an Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner Cupboard

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With this class you had the option of building either a Federal or Chippendale blanket chest. This blanket chest had two secret  drawers.

Building a Chair

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

Building a Federal Inlaid Document Box

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In this class the participants got to build one chair and the parts to copy from to finish the set

Building a Federal Inlaid Document Box

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

Building a Federal Inlaid Document Box

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This is a dovetailed box with an inlaid border with fans and an eagle inlaid medallion in the center of the top.

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

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This is probably our most popular class we offer. This desk has quarter columns, ogee bracket feet, cock beaded drawers, with an interior with 13 secret compartments. compartments 

Building a Triple Chest of Drawers

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

Building a Slant Front Desk with 13 Secert Compartments

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This class was a two part class. The first part was the case with the drawers and molding and feet for the second half.

Learn Federal Embellishment Techniques

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

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This Federal embellishment class cover veneering whole surfaces, inlaid borders. making and setting different Federal details including bell flowers, urn, fans, and shells.

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

Building an Queen Anne Upholstered Wing Chair Frame

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This class is an undercover investigation of the internal joinery needed to produce a upholstered wing chair frame. 

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

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All participants dovetailed both case, top and bottom, and drawers. This chest has stop fluted quarter columns and ogee bracket feet 

Building a Bowfront Fedreal Sideboard

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

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Learn to build the case of this bow front sideboard. Build up drawer and doors so the can be veneered. Set fans in the center section with fine line and bell flowers in the legs

Carving a ball and claw foot

Building a Chippendale Chest of Drwers

Build a Chippendale Hanging cupboard

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During this two day class you will learn the tricks of the trade on sawing and working out this Chippendale feature, the ball and claw leg.

Build a Chippendale Hanging cupboard

Learn traditional construction techniques

Build a Chippendale Hanging cupboard

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With this class all participants got the choice of a raised panel door or a glass paned door. The size was also flexable to fit your needs

Building a Federal Huntboard

Learn traditional construction techniques

Learn traditional construction techniques

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This class is on building the country cousin of the high style Federal sideboard. Still elegant with it's simpler form

Learn traditional construction techniques

Learn traditional construction techniques

Learn traditional construction techniques

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We have offered this class many times with many different options form half day to full week long class in the fundamental  art of traditional period ( before 1820) furniture construction