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Chairmaker's Toolbox

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
5 spaces available

Course dates

  • Thu, 2 Jun '22   9:30am – 5pm EDT - done
  • Fri, 3 Jun '22   9:30am – 5pm EDT - done


Chairmakers use a variety of tools and jigs in order to create their chairs. Many chairmakers started by making their own tools. While chairmaking can be a daunting task for any woodworker, our students are given a head-start through crafting their own custom tools and jigs by hand. In this 2-day class students will create a travisher, doweling jig, comb bending form, no lathe/hex leg & stretcher maker, a set of angled drilling jigs, and a seat pattern on one inch grid. In the end, students will have the necessary tools to craft multiple chairs with imagination as the only limitation.

There are no prerequisites. All skills levels are welcome. Older teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or grandparent.

Level: Beginner, Intermediate



Single w/Supply Fee

Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
5 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105