Spend five days building a fine walnut cupboard with master craftsman David Ray Pine. Students will learn how to use traditional hand tools to build the dovetailed case, shelf, face frame, raised panel door, built-up mouldings, and case back. They will also learn how to fit the door to the case, and add antique-style hardware and door lock. This class will load you up with a large set of hand tool woodworking skills!
About the Instructor:
David Ray Pine is a full time furniture maker who creates high-end custom-made antique reproduction furniture out of his workshop in Mt. Crawford, Virginia (see the tour here). He also does restoration and conservation work on period antique furniture. His work has been featured in many different publications, including Colonial Homes, Rural Living, The Washington Post, Money Magazine, and Fine Woodworking Magazine (Issues#59, 64,67, 77, 80). His furniture lives in many locations, from private patron’s homes to the Virginia Governor’s mansion.
The $150 material fee is payable to the instructor before or on the day of the 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. The design of the spice cupboard is subject to change prior to the class. 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.
Photos from a Recent Class: