Class: Building a Dropleaf Pembroke Occasional Table with Bill Anderson (3 Days)


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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Bill Anderson to build this Pembroke style occasional table, and gain many valuable hand tool skills along the way, like tapering legs, cutting mortise & tenon joints, making dropleaf joints with a matched pair of handmade rule joint planes, etc. See below for class details.

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Students will spend three days using antique style hand tools to build this historical Pembroke style table. The tables will be built out of Tulip Poplar, with two dropleaves.  The leaves are supported by 5-knuckle joint swing out supports on each side.  The dropleaf joints will be cut with a matched pair of handmade rule joint planes. The top is attached to the undercarriage by a series of hand-cut buttons. Tulip poplar is an excellent, historical, and inexpensive hardwood choice for this table as it takes a dye well and can be dyed to look like cherry, mahogany or walnut.

About the Instructor:

Bill Andersonwoodworking instructor at the woodandshop traditional woodworking school

Bill Anderson is a hand tool expert who lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. In addition to building beautiful period furniture, he teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School and the John C. Campbell Folk School. He is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Midwest Tool Collectors Association, and Early American Industries Association. You can see a tour of Bill’s workshop here.

Materials Fee:

The class material fee will be $150 and includes dimensioned lumber and hardware. This fee must be paid to the instructor before or on the first day of class.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

The address of the school is 5700 Buffalo River Rd. Earlysville, Virginia 22936 (Google Maps here). The school is convenient to quite a few hotels, stores, and restaurants, and is only 8 minutes from the Charlottesville airport. Many more details are listed on the school’s main page here.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be sent in the order confirmation email. All students are required to sign and return this document prior to attending the class. Anyone can cancel a class up to 2 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under two weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students. See below for class details.

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Mon-Wed Nov 18-20, 2019