Rustic Furniture



Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors

Jim Schreiner

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs and other natural objects to create your own 'masterpiece'. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $200 (members)         $240 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1781-0109 This offering has already met
      Sat January 9, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun January 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1781-0522 This offering has already met
      Sat May 22, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 23, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1781-0710    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1781-1002    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 2, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 3, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Rustic End Tables

Jim Schreiner

The Adirondack Style is unique. It combines traditional furniture making with the materials found in this region: birch bark, twigs, logs and more. Found in the earliest Great Camps of our region, the skilled craftsmen who made this unique furniture were inspired by the world around them. In this class you will be guided from start to finish: from the selection of the materials and their preparation, to the joinery required, as well as the aesthetics that will help you make a fine end table suitable for your Great Camp or home.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1783-0220 This offering has already met
      Sat February 20, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 21, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1783-0724    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat July 24, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 25, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Adirondack Rustic Bookcase

Jim Schreiner

There have been so many requests for a rustic bookcase class, that our "one-of-a-kind" instructor Jim Schreiner developed this special class. Jim's easy-going style will have you humming along happily while long curls emerge from the hand planes that you will learn to use. In this class you will learn the basics of furniture construction from selecting your materials, measuring, cutting, fastening and much more. This class is suggested for those with some woodworking experience as you will be working on a larger project than the end tables or coffee tables.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $340
         Non-members: $390
  • Materials: $185
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $525 (members)         $575 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Sessions:

1785-0809    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon August 9, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 12, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Shades of Nature

Teresa Breuer

Once you learn how to create one of these magnificent lampshades you will feel like you're out in the deep woods while you sit reading in your comfortable chair at night. The warmth and beauty of the light produced from the botanicals when the light is turned on is magical! This class is divided into two half-day sessions. The goal is to bring nature to life. You will create two lampshades using botanicals that can be found all around us in the Adirondacks, including cedar and ferns. These botanicals will be pressed, preserving their natural beauty. They can be admired only when the lamp is turned on and are hidden when the lamp is off. In addition to a shade, you will create two night-lights. All tools and materials will be provided - just bring your love for nature and some creativity.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $100
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $185 (members)         $205 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Sessions:

1833-1030    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat October 30, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun October 31, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Rustic Furniture: Sofa or Coffee Table

Jim Schreiner

All you need to create a true rustic living room is to complement your Rustic End Table with an Adirondack Sofa or Coffee Table. Learn traditional furniture making while using materials found in this region: Birch bark, twigs, logs and more. You will be guided from start to finish and in the process, you will learn about material selection, basic joinery and the use of hand tools including Japanese saw, wood chisels, jigs and others. This will be a fun and intensive class and you will leave with a fine sofa or coffee table suitable for your "Great Camp" or home.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $305
  • Materials: $85
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $340 (members)         $390 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1782-0611 This offering has already met
      Fri June 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat June 12, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 13, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1782-1115    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon November 15, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue November 16, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed November 17, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm