Master how to bend wood to create dynamic furniture or pure sculpture, and add depth and develop new dimensions and possibilities in your furniture making. We explore basic to advanced techniques to bend wood, including bent laminations, steam bending, vacuum forming and coopering. Students are encouraged to use one or a combination of these techniques to inspire and create a furniture design such as a coffee table, stool, a wall mirror or an entirely sculptural concept.
Media & Techniques:
We work in solid lumber, plywoods and veneers to create curved components that can be used to make a project of one’s choice. A balance of hand and power tools skills are used, including milling parts, fabricating bending forms, cutting joinery to final assembly and finish.
The workshop is action-packed with demonstrations on various bending techniques. Students are encouraged to bring design ideas for their project. Design and aesthetics are considered and discussed. The majority of the class focuses on work time with group and individual demonstrations.
Adrian Ferrazzutti is a studio furniture maker working in Guelph, Ontario. He is a 1998 graduate of the College of the Redwoods where he studied under James Krenov. Adrian writes for Fine Woodworking Magazine and produced the DVD Veneered Boxes with a Twist. Adrian teaches at schools in Canada and the U.S. www.ferrazzuttifurniture.com