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:

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      Sat March 18, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 19, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1013-0708 This offering has already met
      Sat July 8, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 9, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1013-0923 This offering has already met
      Sat September 23, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 24, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1013-1209    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 9, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 10, 2017 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: $80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $165 (members)         $185 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Sessions:

1159-0324    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat March 24, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun March 25, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1159-1027    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 27, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun October 28, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 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:

1170-0505    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat May 5, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 6, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1170-0811    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 12, 2018 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:

1175-0519    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1175-0714    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1175-0922    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat September 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 23, 2018 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:

1178-0602    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1178-1103    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 4, 2018 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:

1202-0727    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri July 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat July 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 29, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Create an Adirondack Coffee Table

Jim Schreiner

All you need to create a true rustic living room is to complement your Rustic End Table with an Adirondack Coffee Table. The skills you need to make a Coffee Table are similar to those used in building the Rustic End Table. You will learn about material selection, basic joinery, the use of hand tools including Japanese saw, wood chisels, jigs and others. Come and build an Adirondack coffee table, a wonderful addition to any living room.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $305
  • Materials: $80
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $335 (members)         $385 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1179-1013    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm