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Make a Windsor Balloon Back Side Chair with Luke Barnett

  • Sam Beauford Woodshop 2300 North Adrian Highway Adrian, MI, 49221 United States (map)

5 Days: Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st

8 AM- 5 PM

Instructor: Luke A. Barnett

$800 Tuition

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Build a Windsor Balloon Back Side Chair with Chairmaker Luke A. Barnett. Students will join us for a 5 day class. We will start with logs on Monday morning and finish with a balloon back side chair on Friday. Students will learn how to obtain and choose the ideal logs for a chair. Student will learn how to rive the logs to get perfect straight grained lumber. We will steam bend the balloon back. We will learn how to build a kiln and control the moisture content in the wood to get the best out of it. We will sculpt the spindles and carve the seat. This is a hand tool intensive class. There will likely be additional hours needed during this class, expect to work late some days.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383 or

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6

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