Furniture Design & Woodworking

Code: W1514-23

    • II

      Level II

      Students have experience working with stationary machines and power tools and are familiar with basic principles of joinery and 3­-D design.

    • III

      Level III

      Students have some formal training in 3­-D design, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use machine and hand tools competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

A Cabinet of One's Own

Sep 11 - 22, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

This workshop focuses on the design and construction of cabinets, chests, and bureaus. Students employ the joinery techniques of traditional carcass construction to make a cabinet of their own design, as elaborate or simple as experience and ambition allow. Topics include dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery, frame and panel construction, and doors and drawers. Students will learn the proper application of each type of joint in the construction of cases. The goal of this workshop is to develop or enhance machine skills and confidence in the use of hand tools, broadening students’ woodworking horizons and creating memorable cabinets.

Media

Design, drawing, milling and dimensioning rough hardwood lumber, table saw, bandsaw, multi router, construction methods, finishing

Supply List

Faculty

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez left a career as an architect to study traditional cabinet and furniture making. He has become a nationally recognized studio furniture maker whose work has been widely published and exhibited. Miguel is the recipient of the Furniture Society’s 2022 Award of Distinction, and is the former President of North Bennet Street School.

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Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Botanist's Writing Desk

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Registration Information

Furniture Design & Woodworking

The Furniture Design & Woodworking program at Anderson Ranch draws upon the world of studio furniture, but pushes the boundaries of woodworking by mixing contemporary and traditional techniques and incorporating alternative materials. Summer 2021 offers an inspiring range of workshops for all levels in topics such as cabinetry, wood bending, kinetics and carving.

The Maloof Wood Barn, divided into a machine room, assembly room, and bench room, provides participants the ideal workshop for realizing technical and creative goals. The machine room houses stationary equipment including SawStop table saws, jointers, planers, bandsaws, drill presses, edge sander, disk sander, drum sander, spindle sander, mortiser, radial arm saw, chop saw, router table and multi-router. In the assembly and bench rooms, a library of clamps, hand tools, and hand-held power tools line the walls for student use to complete their woodworking projects.

 

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for Furniture Society members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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