Greenwood Side Chair Class with Brian Boggs
July 15-20th, 2013
A traditional post & rung ladderback chair with a rustic flair
taught by Brian Boggs • Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
Greenwood chairmaking provides a wonderful opportunity to learn some basic principles of woodworking and how wood behaves. More than any other woodworking project, a greenwood chair takes full advantage of the behavior of wood to create long lasting joints. While there is nothing wrong with using adhesives in joinery, this ancient approach is a fun way to embrace wood’s nature and let it work for you.
Learn how to
- Select lumber and mill parts for chairmaking
- Steam bend the rear legs and slats
- Hand shape curved and straight parts using a drawknife, spokeshave and scraper
- Work with angles and curved parts
- Use moisture content, grain orientation, and wood species to make a long-lasting joint without glue
- Assemble this chair without glue
- Sharpen chairmaking tools
The class includes a 70+ page, fully illustrated manual, that documents the process for building your chair from beginning to end. It serves as a step-by-step reminder of the steps taught in class. Because the manual is so complete it minimizes or eliminates the need for you to take notes. This allows you to spend all your class time learning new techniques and working on your chair.
Registration Deposit - $200 (includes $100 non-refundable registration and processing fee)
Instruction - $895
Materials - $100
Optional on-campus dining and meals available. See official course site link below to find out more.
To learn more or to download the registration form, please visit the official class page here.