Rosewood Studio School of Fine Woodworking; Tools, Courses, Workshops and Instruction

Build a Shaker Nightstand

Tuition: $930 Cdn
Materials: approx. $50 -$120, depending upon wood species selected
  In this class we undertake the construction of a small, shaker inspired night stand, suitable for use in a bedroom, but equally at home next to your favourite chair in the living room, den or library. The clean lines of this piece make it at home in both traditional and contemporary settings, and it may be built to incorporate a drawer (see our Drawer Making and Fitting class), or in a simplified version without one. Students chosing to take Build a Shaker Nightstand and Drawer Making and Fitting can combine the classes into a two week program priced at $1,500.

     We start the class with the development of a cut list and estimation of materials, and proceed with selecting our lumber with attention to the use of figure to strengthen the design of the piece. We will discuss and demonstrate a variety of techniques for cutting mortise and tenon joinery to close tolerances, making use of routers, the table saw, band saw and horizontal mortiser as well as our hand tools. We will taper the legs on the bandsaw with a simple and safe shop made jig and finally, cover strategies for gluing up a flat table top, beveling it on the underside, and attaching it to accommodate seasonal wood movement.             
Pre-requisites: Excellence With Hand Tools and Mastering Machinery or equivalent. Please see our note regarding prerequisites.
Hand tools you’ll be using:

 Complete tool kits are available for student use free of charge, but attendees are encouraged to bring any of the tools listed below that they already own, honed and ready to put to work.

- #4 smoothing or #5 jack plane                                         - marking gauge                                      
- adjustable mouth block plane                                           - measuring tape 
- shoulder plane                                                                  - .5 mm mechanical pencil 
- 12" combination square                                                    - carpenter's pencil
- 1000 and 6000 grit water stones                                     - small chisel hammer 
-  honing guide                                                                    - set of bevel edge chisels                                                 

Please be aware that safety glasses are required for all courses. Hearing protection is also recommended.
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