Tiny House Blog Brilliant Chair Workshop

Northwest School

April 5-6, 2014, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm

Not too late, a few more seats available.

Join us for the first of our Tiny House Classes, a joint venture between Tiny House Blog, Northwest Woodworking Studio, and the Reclaimed Wood Blog. Presented at The Northwest Woodworking Studio, 1002 SE 8th Ave, Portland Oregon.

In this two day workshop you will learn from Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski about furniture design and building techniques as we build The Brilliant Chair.

The skills you learn in this workshop are ones you can take home to use on furniture, woodworking, and Tiny House projects.

They include:

  • Hand tool use for accurate measuring and marking
  • Sawing with chop saws, saber saws, and band saws
  • Hand plane techniques for cleaning up lumber, texturing, and prepping surfaces
  • Assembly techniques
  • Using portable drills and screws
  • Wood finishing

This is a great project that you’ll love building and using.

Also included in the two day class tuition are these added values:

Salvage Works of North Portland will also give a short demonstration on how to pick the correct materials using reclaimed lumber.

EB Tools is supplying two of their new KwickGripper nail pulling tools for a drawing. They will also offer 20% off coupons for those who do not win the tool to purchase one from their website. TheKwickGripper is a $30 value.

CeCe of CeCe Caldwell Paints has agreed to come in and talk about her great paints with the class. She is also providing every student with a free quart of paint of the color of their choice.

Plans for The Brilliant Chair come as part of the class from The Northwest Woodworking Studio.

Finally as a bonus you will receive a six month subscription to the Tiny House Magazine in PDF format.

To learn more and sign up click here.

Only twelve spaces available so sign up right away. Go to www.NorthwestWoodworking.com to enroll.

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David Erik Finn - February 12, 2014 Reply

know of anything like this on the east coast?

    Wendie Sakakeeny - February 18, 2014 Reply

    Yes please…there must be some creative thinkers on the East Coast! Im so eager for some hands on classes in small and green..

debra - February 12, 2014 Reply

i am too far away to participate but am wondering if this workshop or parts of this will be available to your fans via video clips or written materials or specs? i love that chair and would like very much an opportunity to try my hands at it. thank you in advance of your reply

    Kent Griswold - February 12, 2014 Reply

    Hi Debra, I will check to see if the plans will be made available for those who can’t come.

et - February 13, 2014 Reply

It’s a variation of the Aldo Leopold bench:
http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/wildones/handbk/wo27bench.html

    jess - February 13, 2014 Reply

    thanks, et. the aldo bench is very similar, no doubt the inspiration. the info with it is wonderful as well.

lynda - February 16, 2014 Reply

Also on the east coast. this sounds like a great workshop for those of us who could not take wood shop in high school.
do you offer a class on the east coast?

Northwest Woodworking - February 25, 2014 Reply

Hi Et! We’re not trying to claim credit for the design of the chair, just to teach students how to build it using the tools and techniques of fine woodworking.

Josh - March 30, 2014 Reply

I think you mean, “Not TOO late.”

    Kent Griswold - March 30, 2014 Reply

    Thanks Josh, I corrected that one!

Benjamin - March 30, 2014 Reply

Has anyone here sat in this chair? It doesn’t look very comfortable.

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