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Federal serpentine chest of drawers

August 17 - 21, 2020

During this week long lass you will learn the requisite joinery needed to build this elegant chest of drawers. You will be sent a cut and tool list so you can bring your desired materials and your own hand tools. Lunch is included. cost for this class is $1250. 

Mon - Thur 8 - 4:30  Fri 8 - 3

You will build this exceptional Chest

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Come learn how to construct this chest. We will send you a cut list so you can pick your own material. During this week long class you will learn all the required joinery to complete this piece at home.

Learn the traditional construction techniques to build this piece

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There are three top rails which are dovetail into the case sides

Learn how to flair a Federal foot

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You will learn how to flair a Federal foot from the actual case side. An added embellishment with a German influence. This chest has inlayed fine line and cock beaded drawer fronts

Learn Federal Embellishments

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You will learn how to set inlayed fine lines and cock beading curved drawers

Federal features

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Come learn many different Federal features which can be used on countless future pieces like veneering curved surfaces

Dovetail a curved drawer front

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See how we hand cut dovetails on curved drawers