Fireweed Community Woodshop 


The Simple Chair (intended for women & marginalized genders)

  • 25 August 2024
  • 30 August 2024
  • 6 sessions
  • 25 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 26 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 27 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 28 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 29 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 30 August 2024, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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Popular in 1600 and 2022, this ancient chair style is still a darling of the contemporary furniture field. Starting from a green log students will learn to split, soak, and shape their way to a finished piece of furniture. In this class we will cover the essential techniques required to build a classic Windsor side chair – we will also cover a variety of approaches to furniture design including maquettes, drafting and creating original patterns. The instructor will share plans and techniques for building a small kiln, steam box, bending forms, and a shavehorse so that students return home empowered to design and build their own chairs. Whether you are new to woodworking or an experienced maker, Windsor chair making will deepen your appreciation for the strength and versatility of wood and the power of hand tools.

The materials cost of this class is $140 and is included in the admission cost. 

The Chairmakers Toolbox is offering  full scholarships for 2 seats in this class. Please look out for more information on how to apply. 

*** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***


Taught by Aspen Golann and Wu Hanyen

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