Build a Tea Table

Build a Tea Table

Instructor:  Lonnie Bird

Dates:            May 8-13, 2017

Tuition:        $1295

Status:         Just 2 spaces left  Register

This elegant little tea table features carved cabriole legs, turned pad feet, delicately scalloped aprons and a finely molded top. In this six-day class, you’ll learn post-and-rail construction, bandsawing and shaping compound curves, and shaping and fitting candle slides.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Sculpting cabriole legs
  • Turning pad feet
  • Post-and-rail construction
  • Fitting candle slides
  • Expansion and contraction in a wide top

Prerequisite: Woodworking Essentials. The Tea Table is a very challenging project that requires considerable handtool skills. We want you to be prepared for this advanced course so that you will gain the most from your experience. Please read the Prerequisite page for details on our policy.

Class size in the Build a Tea Table Class is limited so that you’ll receive personal attention and instruction.

“I have been a repeat student at Lonnie Bird’s Woodworking School for many years. Each time I attend I add to my woodworking knowledge and skills, while having a thoroughly enjoyable time. Lonnie brings to each class the best of two worlds, that of the master furniture craftsman and the professional educator, leading to the best environment I can imagine for a woodworker. Lonnie makes his classes approachable for everyone from beginner with the essentials classes to the advanced project classes. The small class size has enabled me to have individual instructional time with Lonnie. The beautiful setting near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee makes each visit a mini vacation. I highly recommend this furniture making school to anyone who wants to enjoy woodworking at a higher skill level.” — Bob H., TN


Build a Tea Table - shown in tiger maple wood

Build a Tea Table - Finished Tea Table