Build the Belden Tea Table with Bob Van Dyke & Gil Tyler
The Hartford area has some of the best examples of that which is considered “Connecticut” furniture. Many people think of Connecticut furniture as being “country” or even just “different”. That may be the case with some pieces but this Wethersfield table is really the quintessential Connecticut tea table. With its deeply and distinctly shaped top and long slender cabriole legs it is both elegant and unique. This project is based on exact measurements that we have taken of the original which participants will be able to visit and inspect on the first day of our class. If you have never made a cabriole leg this is a great opportunity to try your hand at that along with shaping the aprons of the table and cutting and shaping the wide cherry top.
While the project has some definite challenges it is really a simple piece so do not let the project intimidate you. This class would be appropriate for woodworkers of even moderate experience who are ready to take the next step in their furniture making education and experience.
CVSW director Bob Van Dyke has been studying & making period furniture, is an associate of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and writes extensively for Fine Woodworking Magazine. Gil Tyler is a maker, collector and antiques dealer who brings years of Connecticut furniture knowledge to this unique class. Sign up today– This will certainly be a fun class. Tuition: $795.00 plus materials
Section: 082718A, Monday—Friday, August 27—31, 9:00am—5:00pm
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