Make a Wendell Castle Inspired Bench – Hands-on Class


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Wendell Castle inspired generations of woodworkers with his sculptural designs. In the Make a Wendell Castle Inspired Bench class, you’ll go beyond simply being inspired and make your version of Castle’s simple, yet elegant, piano bench.





Wendell Castle Inspired Bench

The five-day class begins with full-scale shop drawings. You’ll then move on to creating the structure of the bench and sculpting the joints. Creating an elegantly curved seat tops off this wonderful Castle creation.



Some of the skills learned in the Castle Inspired Bench class are:

  • How to make sculpted crest joints
  • Flowing mating curved parts
  • Shaping a seat for comfort and appearance

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:

  • September 30 – October 4, 2024



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 4 students.

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