Wharton Esherick Desk – 7/16 to 7/20 – Hands-on Class


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The Wharton Esherick desk class allows you to delve into your creative side.

Wharton Esherick Desk

Wharton Esherick is one of the most influential woodworkers of the last century. You’ll be creating your own version of this stunning desk in class. Think it would look better with a mix of domestic and imported hardwoods? Want to change the shape of the top? All this and more is possible in this five-day class.


Some of the skills learned in the Wharton Esherick Desk class are:

  • Complex angular joinery
  • Adding sculptural elements to furniture
  • Working with asymmetrical shapes
  • Matching figure in wood to provide the best possible look for your project

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. Please contact us for pricing or a materials list (for registered students only).

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; and 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 16 – 20, 2018


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.

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


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