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Swedish Classic: 18th Century Style Lyre-Base Trestle Table

Course Overview

Dining will never be so rewarding or more elegant than when you and your guests sit at a finely crafted traditional pine trestle table with classic lyre-shaped legs. Using hand and power tools, students with woodworking experience will build a table that measures approximately 84 inches long by 44 inches wide and 32 inches tall that comfortably seats eight. This course will begin with the preparation of rough sawn lumber through the gluing up of the tops and legs. We will then lay out and cut the parts, chop mortises, and size tenons. The final steps will be assembly and detailing of the table. You will leave this course knowing how to sharpen, tune and use hand tools properly for the making of furniture and how to drawbore for tight glueless joints. A memorable project to share with a partner or family member as you spend a week creating your heirloom. This class is only offered occasionally, so don't miss your chance. Registration closes Jan 1, 2019.

Students must contact instructor prior to enrollment as some customization of the table is possible; please call North House at 218.387.9762 for more details.


Fri, Jan 25th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 1st, 2019

Course Details

Length: 7¼ Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2-8: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $725.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($350-$500 per table)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Block plane
  • Smoothing plane (you must have this plane)
  • Crosscut saw
  • Carving knife
  • Tape measure
  • Set of four chisels 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2, 3/4, 1 inch
  • Mallet
  • Framing square
  • Pencils

North House has some tools available to borrow; you can discuss your needs with the instructor prior to the course. 

Optional Tools

  • Spoke shaves with flat and/or round souls
  • tri square
  • Electric drill with bits
  • Handbrace and bits
  • Sharpening stones
  • Marking gauge
  • axe

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.