For most woodworkers, making a chair can be a daunting task. There are quite a few details that have to be considered and taken into account. Chairs undergo tremendous stresses and the maker needs to know how to deal with these stresses. Then there is the design, what will the chair look like? How do the aesthetics interplay with the construction requirements and strength? These details should be known before construction begins. A drawing, preferably, full size can go a long way to achieving your goals.
In this one-week master class, master craftsman, Michael Fortune, will take us through his design process, explore design variations and construction techniques. You will emerge from this class with the skills, knowledge, and appreciation of what it takes to make a chair to be proud of.
- joint design
- joint strength
- shaping, just to mention a few.
This chair will be a welcome addition to your household, it will make a great occasional chair or if you are adventurous, you can, with your newly acquired skills, make a whole set. In, addition, you will have the confidence to make your own design to suit your tastes and the tastes of those you are making them for.