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CORD101F23 Create a Danish Cord Stool with David Fleming

June, 17 - June, 18 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Danish Cord Stool with David Fleming

While we here at Southwest School of Woodworking always appreciate solid wood furniture, we also enjoy the comfort and aesthetic contrast created when you combine wood with other materials, such as finishing a chair or stool with a woven seat.


For nearly 100 years, Danish Cord has been used to create comfortable and beautiful seats by weaving it in a variety of patterns.


Danish Cord is created by twisting together three strands of paper, and is commonly associated with Danish Modern or Mid-Century Modern style furniture. 


In this fun two-day class, David Fleming will teach the “Double Side Rail” style of weaving cord   around a frame without using any nails or staples. Each student will be provided with a pre-made footstool-sized double rail hardwood frame (12”h x 14.5”l x 12.5”w) and a 2-pound coil of Danish Cord.


We will start Day One with discussion and demonstration and will introduce the materials, tools and techniques involved in this process. Then we will weave the warp pattern and wrap the back rail. Day Two will be devoted to weaving the weft pattern. By the end of the class, each student should have a finished stool to take home, as well as a solid understanding and appreciation of the craft of weaving with Danish Cord.


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.

Meet your Instructor

David Fleming learned basic carpentry as a matter of necessity while living for many years remote northwest Alaska for many years. In the 1980’s, he discovered the work of woodworking icon James Krenov, and spent two years studying with Krenov at the renowned Fine Woodworking program at California’s College of the Redwoods. David relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in 1993 and has made furniture there ever since. An expert in hand tool use, he has taught Krenov-inspired woodworking techniques to small classes and groups since 2009. Visit www.dfcabinetmaker.com


June 17, 2023@9:00 am MST
June 18, 2023@5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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