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* This class has prerequisites. See below.
Build a unique slab bench or small table in this six-session class.
Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.
At the first session, the instructor will discuss design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base. The instructor will walk you through the process of drawing up your design ideas into working plans.
The next sessions will be devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish.
The final session will cover finish options and application techniques. You will go home with enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.
"An inspirational class! So much cool stuff to practice on many slab projects to come!!"
— Ryan Boone, www.ryanboonedesign.com. (The picture shows his hall bench.)
Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN. Marvin Crosland and Mo Ellis will assist.