Rafter Tail Table
One Week Workshop with Darrell Peart

Furniture Making Series Level: Level II/III

Introduction

Darrell Peart has established himself as one on the leading makers of Greene and Greene Style furniture over the last decade.

Darrell has developed a series of techniques based on high precision CNC (computer controlled router cut) templates to ensure the creation of tight fitting beautiful Green and Greene style joinery.

Class Description

Inspired by the architecture of Greene & Greene, the Rafter-tail series of tables utilizes similar parts and joinery to produce a variety of different small tables. In this class, each student will build one and possibly two pieces (depending upon the design(s) chosen) from the given choices. 

Choices will include a coffee table, nightstand, end table, plant stands, and speaker stands. More choices may be available at the time of the class.

Any of the given designs can be custom sized. If speaker stands are chosen, the exact size of the intended speakers should be brought to class so the stands can be sized to match.

The table tops can either be glass, fused glass or wood.  If time permits wood tops can be built in class as well. Students will be responsible to provide their own glass tops.

The intent is that each student will leave the class furnished with the skills and template to build a suite of Rafter-Tail furniture. All the necessary templates and jigs required will either be made or provided in class. Drawings and cutlists for all the designs will also be provided.

Tools:

  • Small square (4” or so) or saddle square 
  • Layout & measuring tools (combination square, tape measure, sharp pencil etc.)
  • Steel hammer
  • Small plastic headed mallet
  • 3/16” - ¼" - square hollow punches and related ( 3/64" under hole size) drill bits helpful to have longer than standard (at least 4”)
  • Dental pick or machinist scribe
  • Whatever hand tools you are comfortable with and normally use
  • Feel free to bring a camera to record the process

Prerequisites

Please bring you own safety gear: Dust Mask, Ear Protection and safety glasses or goggles.

Class Information and Registration

Class starts at 9:00am on the first day.

Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.

Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 10
Cost: $750
Materials Charges:
  • CNC Templates        $20
  • Small Table Kit        $70
  • Large Table Kit        $85

2013 Classes:

When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.


May 13-17

Rafter Tail Table Register

 

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