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Fine Furniture: Natural-Edged Windsor Coffee Table

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Course Overview

Coffee anyone?  Build a one-of-a-kind coffee table by adding an under shelf for extra books and magazines and a wide slab for the top surface.  Curvy edges and natural colors will be a key in this "edgy" furniture course. Two days of creative woodworking will result in an heirloom piece ready to serve in the busiest room of the house.  Leave behind the predictability of big box store dimensioned lumber.  

Each slab will be roughly 12-15 inches wide by 30-36 inches long by 1.25 inches in thickness. The undershelf will be sized to fit each specific bench.  Expect curves, color, pattern, and wavy edges. Many of these slabs will be from the outer edge of the log where bugs and bacteria have been hard at work making unique colors and excavations. All turnings for legs and stretchers will be provided. Choose from cherry, walnut, or maple.     

All students will take home a completed table that is glued up, leveled, and ready for paint or clear finish at home. Students ages 16+ are welcome in this class. This course offers a partner model, in which two people may work on one project for a single tuition and materials fee. The materials fee will be due to the instructor during class (approx $200). Please have cash or check available to pay instructor during class.

Required Tools 

  • All tools for drilling, shaping and excavating will be provided 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, ready to work on your feet all day 

Optional Tools

  • All required turnings, tools and raw materials will be provided however students are welcome to bring along a favorite stick or slab of wood they would like to incorporate into their project.  Questions on this? Contact David prior to class. (Instructor contact provided after registration)



Sun, Jun 9th, 2024  –  Mon, Jun 10th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $210.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, David Abeel
David Abeel
Traverse City, MI

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Fine Furniture: Natural-Edged Windsor Coffee Table