Build a Pembroke Table – Hands-on Class


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The Pembroke Table class is a perfect skill-builder for nearly any woodworker.In the 5-day Pembroke Table hands-on class, you’ll stretch your woodworking skills. You’ll be reproducing a table from Newport, Rhode Island that was originally made by Holmes Weaver in approximately 1795.

Pembroke Table

From its graceful tapered legs to its elegant oval top, this Pembroke table is in every way a masterpiece. You’ll begin the week fitting mortise-and-tenon joints, tapering legs, and installing string inlay and making bellflowers. The week concludes with the creation of knuckle joints that support the drop leaves, and installation of the table top.

Some of the skills learned in the Pembroke Table class are:

  • How to make knuckle joints
  • Create string inlay and bellflowers
  • Make perfect rule joints

Materials are not included in the class fee. Lumber for this project may be purchased through us or on your own and shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class.

Each student should supply his, or her, own:

  • Safety glasses and hearing protection
  • Combination or machinist square
  • Bevel gauge
  • Bench chisels
  • Carvers mallet
  • Dovetail saw
  • Marking gauge
  • Smooth plane or jack plane
  • Block plane
  • Tape measure or folding rule

If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic, there are plenty of tools for your use in class.

Course Dates:

  • July 13 –  17, 2020

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks, and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm – the shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

The class is limited to a maximum of 3 students.

Call or email to be placed on the waiting list if this class sells out.


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