This is the tenth year of the Saturday Series, where we meet once a month in my shop in Thetford and explore all aspects of building a specific furniture form. In the past we have built chairs, demilune tables, desks, cabinets and others. I build a piece of my design (often challenging) and the class either follows along or designs something more personal. We talk about design and technique, with plenty of demonstrations of nearly every step of the process.
CURVED CASES are challenging aesthetically and technically because things are no longer all "square". We will discuss how to build the case with strong joinery, choose pleasing curves for the facade or other elements, how to integrate and build shelves and drawers in the interior, and many ways to build curved doors. We will laminate them with solid wood and bending plys, build a solid core door sheathed with shop made veneers, and cooper a curved door (for the case sides too). Of course we will delve into details and making curved moldings.