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Build a Keepsake Box – Choose from two different styles


Instructor:Lonnie Bird 

July 13-18, 2015         Sold Out
Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2015 NEW CLASS!




Choose the keepsake box with drawers or the chest with line-and-berry inlay. Both chests feature strong, hand-cut dovetail construction, bracket feet, and a hinged lid with breadboard ends. The box interior features a removable storage tray.buid-a-keepsake-box-2

Line & berry inlay is a beautiful surface decoration that was popular in 18th century Pennsylvania. The inlaid arcs are painstakingly filled with contrasting wood to create interesting patterns such as vines, pinwheels, and tulips. The vines terminate with contrasting berries and the entire design is bordered with herringbone inlay.

Each chest is beautifully proportioned and is sure to increase your woodworking skills.

Topics Include:

  • Methods for accurate line and berry layout
  • Cutting, bending and fitting inlay strips
  • Working with herringbone borders
  • Dovetailing a chest
  • Sawing and fitting bracket feet
  • Breadboard end construction

Prerequisite: Woodworking Essentials. The Keepsake box 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. Students with previous woodworking experience may be able to opt out of Woodworking Essentials. Please read the Prerequisite page for details on our policy.

Class size is limited so that you'll receive personal attention and instruction.

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