Rustic Furniture



Trellises for the Garden

Bonnie Gale

In this two-day workshop, students will make a total of two trellises to take home: an English Hoop Trellis and a Pea Cage Trellis. The English Hoop Trellis will be woven on a bench using a jig (or alternatively, in the ground). It is approximately two feet in diameter and involves curving rods over and through in three tiers and secured with a band of weaving at ground level. The Pea Cage Trellis will be secured in the ground in a radius and secured with bands of weaving. It can also be woven on a bench with a jig. The pea cage is approximately five feet tall and useful to support the growing of vines. Fresh willow and other woods will be provided as well as thin willow for weaving. No previous rustic experience necessary. This is a fun and productive class! Students should be prepared to work outside, kneeling on the ground or standing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $144
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $314 (members)         $354 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students are required to bring sharp pruning shears, gloves and string or long twist ties. This class will be held outside, so please dress accordingly.

Sessions:

1465-0525    This session has been cancelled

      Sat May 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 26, 2019 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:

1384-0622    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 22, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1384-1123    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 24, 2019 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: $255
         Non-members: $315
  • Materials: $185
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $440 (members)         $500 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1386-0710    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed July 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu July 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri July 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1386-0927    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat September 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 29, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




ADK Fishing Pole Rack

Jim Schreiner

Learn how to build an Adirondack Fishing Pole Rack and keep your gear close by for the big catch! In this class you will learn the ins and outs of woodworking in order to create a piece that will keep your fishing gear well organized. This class is great for beginner woodworkers, anglers and those who want to give their favorite fisherman a unique gift.

  • 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:

1476-0330 This offering has already met
      Sat March 30, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 31, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1476-0713    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 13, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




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:

1383- This offering has already met
      Thu December 6, 2018 12:00 am - 12:00 am
      Thu December 6, 2018 12:00 am - 12:00 am

1383-0112 This offering has already met
      Sat January 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun January 13, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1383-0505 This offering has already met
      Sun May 5, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon May 6, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1383-0725    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu July 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri July 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1383-1026    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Rustic Headboard

Jim Schreiner

If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this two-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $295 (members)         $335 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1385-0518 This offering has already met
      Sat May 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1385-0808    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu August 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri August 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Mini Adirondack Arm Chair

John Whitt

In this course students will build a miniature Adirondack tree chair using small kiln-dried willow tree branches. The traditional style will be the basis, but if the students wish to explore a more whimsical style, they are free to do so. Basic construction techniques will be taught that can be used to build a wide range of miniature pieces. Each chair will be an original that the students can be proud of and hopefully inspired to continue using their newly acquired skills.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $18
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $63 (members)         $73 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1442-0914    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 14, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 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:

1387-0426 This offering has already met
      Fri April 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat April 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1387-1011    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri October 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 13, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Rustic Gun Cabinet

Jim Schreiner

Bring the outdoors into your home with this rustic gun cabinet. Keep your hunting and target rifles housed as if they were in an Adirondack Great Camp. You will learn all the steps involved in building and finishing a piece which is sure to be a showcase in the home of any sportsman!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $305
  • Materials: $200
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $455 (members)         $505 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1474-1102    This session has been cancelled

      Sat November 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 3, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon November 4, 2019 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:

1327-0323 This offering has already met
      Sat March 23, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun March 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1327-1123    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 23, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun November 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Wooden Covered Guest &/or Wedding Book

Jim Schreiner

Create your own unique guest book reminiscent of those found in the Great Camps of the Adirondacks. These treasured works of art, past and present, become historical time capsules recording information on visitors to homes or businesses, parties great and small, anniversaries and/or weddings. In this class you will design, create and decorate your special family guestbook worthy of your descendants bringing to a future Antiques Road Show!

  • 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:

1475-1207    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 7, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm