The Newport Kneehole Bureau is a master-level project that will challenge even the most experienced woodworkers. From its beaded case to its blocked drawers and door, to the carved shells, every aspect of this piece is graceful, elegant, and precise.
Newport Kneehole Bureau
This 3-week (non-sequential) class begins with case construction. You’ll learn how to form the blocked drawer blades that separate the four blocked drawer fronts. With the case together, you’ll move on to forming the drawer fronts to match the blades.
The second week focuses on feet, moldings, and preparing the project for final carving.
The final week is a carving class that focuses on the shells for the piece.
Some of the skills learned in the Pembroke Table class are:
- How to make blocked drawer fronts
- Make a beaded case
- Carve blocked bracket feet
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.
- June 3 – 7, 2024 (1st week)
- August 12 – 16, 2024 (2nd week)
- September 16 – 20, 2024 (3rd week)
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.