Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

Instructor: Peter Galbert
Peter GalbertBefore specializing in chairs, Peter Galbert worked as a cabinet and furniture maker in New York City. In 2001 he moved to Upstate New York to concentrate on making chairs from green wood. He recently moved to Central Massachusetts where he makes chairs and teaches in his workshop, as well as at woodworking schools internationally. He’s  been featured in numerous magazines and has writen articles on chairmaking for various publications, including Fine Woodworking and American Woodturner Journal.

He also writes the Chair Notes Blog, and invented and produces the Galbert Caliper, a direct measuring tool for the lathe and other chair making tools.
Besides woodworking, Pete raises goats and chickens and makes maple syrup for his friends. His website is



Examples of Work:

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Class Images

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Hi Bob,
Just a quick note to thank you and Will for an excellent experience in the Chapin Class.  I had to be home early and was not able to properly thank  you for the additional time on Sunday.  I have learned a lot in this class as I have in all of your programs.  I’ll see you in the fall.




I want to take the time to thank you for the experience of working with you this past weekend at your school.