Internationally recognized furniture designer Michael
Fortune has been crafting with wood for more than 45 years. In addition to his
striking design aesthetic and his impeccable execution, Michael is also a
terrific teacher. While he often leads Master
classes focused on advanced-level skills, he also loves bringing his
enthusiasm for the craft to new woodworkers. That’s why he has designed this
course to be the class he wishes he had all those years ago!
This one-week course provides a solid introduction to
woodworking with an emphasis on hand tools and easy-to-use machines that fit
well in the home shop. You’ll leave with everything you need to know to get
started working with wood as a hobby or even a possible career.
Absolute beginners will find this class welcoming, and
woodworkers who already have a little experience will get a terrific foundation
to build on.
Over the week, we will progress from illustrated lectures
about wood, drawing, and furniture design into hands-on furniture building, as
each student constructs a small wood table with four different joints. You will
also have the opportunity to design the legs for the table, based on historical
designs or your own unique vision.