From Design to Construction


  • Workshop of La Casa Rota San Sebastian (Basque Country) Spain

This is a new adventure for me, teaching in Spain. I'm expecting it to be lots of fun, and the setting and shop in the north of Spain to be beautiful. These classes have been organized by Israel Martin (www.lacabraenlaescalera.com), and Lorenzo Garcia (www.lacasarota.com).

How do you get a project started? Sketching ideas and then developing full-scale drawings is one way. Some can visualize a project more easily by mocking it up with cardboard or wood. We will do both as we look at some common furniture forms such as tables and chests of drawers.  How are they put together, what joints are used, what variations are possible, how do different materials effect the design, and what’s a sensible order of the steps in building the piece? Come with a project in mind if you can, so that we can focus the discussion on your interests.