The Decorated Table: exercises in joinery, parquetry & piercing – W0203

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Furniture and Woodworking

Brian Reid

DATES: June 8 – 12, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Small tables can be made quickly, but usually have low perceived value. By quickly making a small table with elegant joinery and adding some seemingly complex decoration, value is instantly added. This exercise in making small tables will expand your design vocabulary and translate over to larger more complex projects.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Build a small table with handcut three-way miters and birdsmouth joints. Learn to cut mortise and tenons, accurately shape pieces using a rasp and spokeshave and learn the value of a scroll saw. Develop a parquetry design in veneer and translate that design to a pierced panel.

ACTIVITIES: This workshop will primarily take place at the bench. We make simple, but accurate, jigs using the hand saw, hand planes, and chisels. This will be followed by using the scroll saw to develop complex patterns and stack cut parquetry techniques.

FACULTY: Brian Reid has been making furniture for almost 30 years. He has been teaching worldwide for the past 15. He has twice been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch. He recently received the biennial artist award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. He lives in Rockland, ME.

Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95

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