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Woodworking: Build A Chair MARCH/APRIL

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

Woodworking: Build A Chair MARCH/APRIL

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pre-Session: Tool Training & Testing
This ticket grants access to a tool training session which covers all the basic prerequisites of tool operation students need in order to build their chairs, and to a tool testing session to officially check students out on all the relevant tools so they can use them outside of class time. Attendance is required only if students are not already checked off at the Asylum on the operation of bandsaws, sanders, table saw, and the planer and jointer.
Sold Out Ended $50.00 $1.99
Build a Chair Series
This ticket grants admission to all sessions of Woodworking: Build A Chair at Artisan's Asylum, as well as one month's Unlimited Membership to the Asylum to work on the project outside of class time; it also covers the full cost of materials for the student's chair.
Sold Out Ended $375.00 $7.95

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Event Details

Wooden Chairs


Learn the fundamentals of woodworking! From roughcut hardwood you will plane, shape, mortise, tenon, and sand your way to the construction of a stable and long lasting chair. By the end of this class you will be able to comfortably and confidently operate the majority of the Artisan's Asylum woodworking tools and will have learned the fundamentals of woodworking design.

This is an involved process - students should expect to spend time working in their chair outside of class in order to finish in the time allotted.

Class Goals:

This class will be provide students with familiarity and skill in the use of professional woodworking tools and techniques. Students will also learn design concepts for woodworking and at the end of the class will have made a beautiful and functional hardwood chair.


Students who do not have bandsaw, sander, table saw, jointer, and planer experience are welcome to take the class, but must purchase the Pre-session: Tool Training & Testing ticket and attend the Tool Training and Testing sessions in addition to all four class sessions (see dates and times below).

Students who have already been signed off to use the bandsaws, sanders, table saw, jointer, and planer at the Asylum do not need to purchase this additional ticket.


All the practice and final project materials are covered by the $100 materials fee included in the ticket price.

Instructor Biography:

Chris FitzhughA recent graduate of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Chris Fitzhugh has been constructing cabinetry, tea chests, lofts, and numerous other woodworking projects for the past decade in his family's VT woodshop. He brings his background in mechanical design and precision machining to the art of fine woodworking and is focused on providing students with the design understanding and practical skills needed to construct beautiful and functional items out of wood. Chris has previously taught "Building the Asylum" and is excited to be returning to teaching classes after a long hiatus. In his spare time Chris has co-founded a startup that is helping researchers push the boundaries of robotics research.

 Event Time:

*Students should expect to spend at least as much time working on their chairs outside of class as in it. Access to the Asylum to work on projects outside of class time is covered by the class fee.

Pre-Session: Tool Training -- Wednesday, March 13, 7:00-9:30PM

Pre-Session: Tool Testing -- Wednesday, March 20, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 1: Wednesday, March 27, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 2: Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 3: Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 4: Wednesday, April 17, 7:00-9:30PM

Have questions about Woodworking: Build A Chair MARCH/APRIL? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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