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David Abeel

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

David teaches the art and science of Windsor chair making at folk schools, art centers, woodworking guilds, and community colleges across the Eastern United States. He has been making Windsor furniture for 25 years with a current goal of teaching and making this very traditional American craft accessible to wood enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Updates on upcoming classes and current projects can be found on Facebook: David Nelson Abeel

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Current Courses Offered by David Abeel

4.25 Days
Teaser image for Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair

Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair

In order for a piece of furniture to become a treasured family heirloom, someone has to build it. And who better to build your family’s next prized possession than you? Using materials like cherry and white pine and design inspiration from early American furniture, students will build a windsor comb…
Tue, Sep 29th, 2020  –  Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2 - 4: 9am-4pm
Instructor: David Abeel

Past Courses Offered by David Abeel

Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb-Back Armchair

Tools for Chairmaking: Make a Compass Plane or Travisher

Windsor Comb Back Side Chair