Duration: Six days
Class Size: Maximum of four students
Over a six-day period, you will build a Greene & Greene style sofa table. While it’s called a “sofa” table, this piece serves equally well in an entryway or simply against any wall.
This project presents an opportunity to expand your knowledge of furniture making, while mastering some classic Greene & Greene details as well.
By the end of the project, you will have expanded your experience with several classic G&G design elements, such as making and inserting ebony plugs, bread board ends with ebony spline, cloud lifts and the Blacker leg indent. Essential to making G&G details are the jigs used, and Darrell will provide drawings and advice on their construction and use.
All parts of the top will be made from solid wood and so strategies for dealing with wood movement will be covered thoroughly.
At the end of the class you should have a finished (or nearly so) piece of furniture – although you may elect to forgo final assembly, so the parts will lay flat for shipping. This will be an enjoyable week to build a piece of furniture in a relaxed atmosphere and talk about Greene & Greene, woodworking and design (three of Darrell’s favorite subjects).
- Measuring tools – squares, tape measure
- Steel hammer
- Small plastic-headed mallet
- Very small square (3″ or so) or square saddle
- 3/16” Lee Valley square punch (with 4” or longer 9/64” twist bit)
- 1/4” Lee Valley square punch (with 4”or longer 13/64” twist bit)
- Small chisels
- Besides bringing a notebook, feel free to bring along a camera to make a visual record of the jigs and setups that you use in class
- Any other tools you regularly use and are comfortable with
Contact Darrell to enroll in this class or be put on a waiting list. You may also call Darrell directly at (425) 277-4070 between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm (Pacific Time).