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The Art of Chairmaking: The Windsor Side Chair

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
Only 1 space left

Course dates

  • Sat, 4 Jun '22   9:30am – 5pm EDT - done
  • Sun, 5 Jun '22   9:30am – 5pm EDT - done


Explore a perfect introduction, taught in a relaxed environment, to a difficult woodworking project: The Windsor Chair. The Windsor chair has been an American furniture icon since mid-eighteenth century. Stepped in tradition and folklore, the Windsor Chair is practical and comfortable, yet elegant with a clean form and simple joinery.

In this hands-on immersion course you will build a Windsor Side Chair. In this 2-day course you will unlock the secrets of traditional mortice and tenon chair design, layout and tools. Your project will be well-engineered very comfortable and styled to fit any décor. Native hardwoods, sourced locally, like cherry, oak, walnut and pine will be used. All students will take home a completed chair that is glued up, leveled and ready for paint or clear finish at home.

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.
1 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105