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Modern Side Table
Modern Side Table

Modern Side Table

Skill level: all Instructor: Patrick Kana 5 day workshop July 27–31, 2024

Dates & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2024, 4:00 PM

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

Class description

In this five-day workshop, we will explore a range of methods for designing and creating a small modern coffee or side table. We will discuss design strategies for building furniture with solid wood, material selection, panel glue-ups for tabletops, cross-lap and loose-tenon joinery, and some fun techniques using templates with the bandsaw and router table. This table design incorporates a range of possibilities that can be modified to the students’ design interests or dimensions, and is great for both beginners and intermediate woodworkers looking to advance their foundational skills. We will integrate

machine tool safety, techniques for working creatively with curved components, and fitting and finishing components with hand-tools.

The image shown is representational of the work that students will complete, not the actual piece. Students will modify and design their own version and are encouraged to arrive with ideas that suit their interest.

Materials needed:

  • 8/4 lumber for the base, and 4/4 lumber for the tabletop. Wood will be available for purchase through the school.

Tools to bring:

  • PPE (safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask/respirator, face shield, etc.)
  • Sketchbook
  • Blue painter's tape
  • Drawing implements (drafting pencils or lead-holder, Sharpie, and lumber crayon)
  • Layout tools, including 4” double square
  • Drafting eraser

Optional tools:

  • Marking gauge
  • Flat-bottom spokeshave
  • French curves
  • Japanese saw or back saw
  • Drawing bow (very easy to make in the shop)
  • Card scraper and burnisher
  • Shaping tools (bring what you have, various recommendations listed below)
  • Quality cabinetmaker's rasps (Auriou, Dragon, Nicholson, etc.) in flat/half-round)
  • Shinto saw rasp

Provided by school at each bench:

  • Set of chisels
  • Mallet
  • Gents saw
  • Block plane
  • Jack plane (low angle)
  • Combination square
  • Round bottom spokeshave
  • Marking knife

Class fee: $850

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