My First Chair Class in Three Years

by | Dec 29, 2022 | 0 comments

The Penland wood shop is massive.

For the first time in three years, I am teaching a chair class. Or really a chair-and-table class.  I’m co-teaching with my friend Eric Cannizzaro for two weeks at Penland in the NC mountains. Come spend your days building chairs and your evenings watching the glass-blowers, forgers, paper makers, potters and bookbinders.  The food is good, the people are nice and I’m looking forward to teaching with Eric – he’s a really good fellow and a highly skilled craftsman. 

We’ll be building a Jennie Alexander ladderback (note: Penland currently has the wrong photo up of a Boggs ladderback).  I haven’t build one for 20 years, so I’ll have fun.  Eric builds them all the time; he’ll keep me straight:

For folks that have spare time, we’ll also design and build a Windsor table (you’re much more likely to have time to build a table if you’re not on a work-study schedule, scrubbing dished for an hour or two after each meal):

Windsor Table

Registration is now open. Hope to see you there!


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