Make a Shaker Bench Workshop

  • November 06, 2021
  • November 14, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • November 06, 2021, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 07, 2021, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • November 13, 2021, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • November 14, 2021, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
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No Woodworking Experience Required

This class serves as the perfect introduction to woodworking’s most versatile joints: dovetails and mortise-and-tenon.  It also serves as a great way to practice handtool technique.  Over the course of four sessions, students will turn a single five-foot board into a handsome, functional bench.  We’ll start with a brief discussion of design principles and layout practices and then get to the heart of the matter: cutting dovetails.  Students will cut a few sets of dovetails in scrap wood before taking the saw to their final project. The bench’s stretcher, joined to the legs with wedged through tenons, provides another opportunity for the careful paring of saw and chisel.  If time allows, we’ll finish-plane and sand the benches, but we won’t apply finish to them in class.

4 Sessions: Saturday & Sunday: November 6, 7, 13, 14

Class time: 9 AM - 1 PM

$250

Financial aid may be available. Contact info@hatchspace.org for details.



Instructor:  Seth Harter

Seth is professor of history and Asian studies at Emerson College. He teaches across a wide range of disciplines, from Daoist philosophy to Japanese aesthetics.  Over the last decade he has studied at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, worked with Garrett Hack, and interned with Tak Yoshino of the Mt. Fuji School of Fine Woodworking.  An overview of his work can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swNiyvGq8es&t=1s


Payment and Refund Policy

Multi-day Classes:

Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 21 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

1 day Workshops:

Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 14 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802) 257-3935
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