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Build a Porringer Top Queen Anne Tea Table with Dan Faia

porringer_tea_table_dan_faia.jpgThe porringer top Tea Table is just one of the many variations on the Queen Anne style tea table that was prevalent in 18th century New England society. This relatively simple table offers the student a myriad of possibilities to learn and advance their furniture making skills. Dan Faia is well known for his work on period furniture along with his writing for Fine Woodworking magazine and his furniture making classes around the country. This class will explore a number of woodworking techniques that include basic lumber selection, milling and mortice and tenon joinery along with careful examination of the basic table design which is highlighted by the graceful and elegant cabriole legs and the scalloped edges of the aprons and the top. Making the cabriole legs will involve the making of patterns, using the bandsaw and handtools to shape the legs and a little bit of basic spindle turning on the lathe to shape the pad foot. The beauty of this table is that it lends itself to a number of design variations. If you should prefer an oval or rectangular shaped top that would be appropriate for the table design and can be accomodated in the class. While most of the work on the table will be done during class, some homework (handwork only) will be expected to be completed between class sessions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to make an heirloom furniture piece while learning some great new skills. Tuition: $495.00 plus materials

Section 062808A: Saturday & Sunday, June 28, 29 and July 19 & 20, 9:30am – 5:00pm

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Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the recently completed Fundamentals of Furniture Making class this week.



Hi Bob,

Thank you for a great class. You are a natural born teacher. You made the material concise and easy to understand.