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Build a Federal Style Side Table with Bob Van Dyke

Federal side table smallThis exciting new class features a small Federal or Sheraton style side table with a whole lot of  challenges and a boatload of new skills to be learned. The focus of this class will be efficiency– in joinery, in ornamentation and in design. Efficiency in joinery means doing as much joinery as possible all at once and making joints that fit right off the machines. This project also features many techniques that may be new to a number of you. Working with veneer for the drawer front & top, dovetailing and cockbeading a drawer, and adding crossbanding and stringing to the table top all turn a basically simple table into an heirloom piece you can be proud of. This is a simple traditional Federal table which will fit with just about any home décor (and is small enough –18” wide by about 22 inches deep,) to fit just about anywhere. Sign up soon– these are some skills you will be able to use over and over. There will be certain handwork that you may be required to complete outside of class. Please make sure you are willing to do that before signing up. This is going to be a fun class! Tuition $595.00 plus materials.

Section 100913A:  Wednesday evenings, October 9 - December 18, 6:00pm- 9:30pm

(Table pictured is similar to the one we will make in class)

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Hi Bob,

I wanted to thank you again for the excellent woodworking fundamentals class. 




My name is John Jardin and it is an honor to hear from of my all time greatest woodworking instructors.