Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School
Throughout the course of the two-day program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench with metal legs out of a piece of slab wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and learning about the source of your table or bench — the Shelburne Farms forest. Select your wood and learn how to craft it into a personalized table or bench for your home. Lessons will cover hand tools, power tools, and the uses of oil and water-based finishes. Prior woodworking experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry, including this class designed to give you the chance bring a piece of the Farm home.
Instructor Ryan Cocina was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Ryan has been a resident woodworker at the Shelburne Craft School since 2011. He received his BA from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters of Education from Johnson State College. Ryan studied furniture-making at the Vermont Woodworking school as an apprentice under Bob Fletcher, and manages the wood shop, adult woodworking classes, youth woodworking classes, and open studio nights.
This program is created and offered in partnership with The Shelburne Craft School.
Registration is required. For optional accommodations at the Inn at Shelburne Farms at a program discount of 30%, please call the Inn at 802-985-9498 to make a reservation. For questions about the program, please contact [email protected].
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