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Leather and Wood: Spiffy Side Table With Drawer
Leather and Wood: Spiffy Side Table With Drawer

Leather and Wood: Spiffy Side Table With Drawer

Skill level: intermediate Instructor: Tim Wells 5-day workshop Oct 7 – 11, 2024

Dates & Location

Oct 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 11, 2024, 4:00 PM

Wendell Castle Workshop, 18 Maple St, Scottsville, NY 14546, USA

Class description

This is a casual 5-day course introducing you to the use of upholstery leather as a decorative feature of furniture. You will make a spiffy side table with one drawer that will allow you to learn and practice basic woodworking and leather work. The image shown is representative of the type of work that will be done in this class, not the actual piece.

Daily Syllabus


  • Introductions
  • Material selection
  • Frame construction


  • Drawer demo
  • Build a simple drawer


  • Finishing demo
  • Apply a simple wipe-on finish


  • Leather demo
  • Apply leather


  • Additional construction time
  • Afternoon: display, critique, and summary

Tools You Will Need to Bring

  • PPE (safety glasses, dust mask, hearing protection)
  • leather skiving tool (this one or similar)
  • measuring tools, including 12” metal rule
  • marking gauge
  • tape measure
  • block plane or small hand plane
  • small metal square
  • small dovetail saw
  • assorted wood chisels
  • wooden mallet
  • basic woodworking hand tools (if you have them)
  • utility knife and blades
  • ballpoint pen
  • pencils and notebook
  • sharpening stone (water stone or similar)

Good Resources for Tools and Leather Supplies

Tandy Leather:

Weaver Leather:




Class fee: $985

Material fee: $165

Tim Wells bio

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