“Classy Table – Snappy Drawer” with Garrett Hack0
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Build a Classy Table with Garrett Hack
Combine a classy side table with a fun drawer that opens in a tricky way. (But I’m not giving away any surprises yet!) You have lots of opportunities to explore design, use hand tools to smooth and shape parts, and learn to make and support drawers. Experiment with joinery — not all of it square, and then focus on the all-important details. We’ll start with basic drawings and then move on to make patterns to shape the legs (with snazzy toes), fashion aprons — one with a drawer opening, and join the table together. The drawer involves lamination and some interesting dovetails, and the action is so much fun its more than worth the challenge.
About the Instructor
Garrett Hack’s earliest memories were of sawing and hammering, so naturally he became a furniture maker after first pursuing civil engineering and architecture at Princeton University in the early seventies. Later study at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry influenced his style of contemporary designs based on classic forms. Internationally known, his work and Federal inspired brick shop have been featured in numerous books and magazines. He is a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking, former chairman of the NH Furniture Masters, and teaches throughout the country, Canada, England. Germany, Italy, and Japan. Hand tools are integral to Garrett’s work; he wrote The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press (1997, 1999) about these essential tools. Visit Garrett’s website, Garrett Hack.com