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:

1630-0606    This session has been cancelled

      Sat June 6, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 7, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 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:

1539-0627    This session has been cancelled

      Sat June 27, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 28, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon June 29, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1539-1121    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 21, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 22, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon November 23, 2020 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:

1538-0118 This offering has already met
      Sat January 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun January 19, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1538-0531 This offering has already met
      Sun May 31, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon June 1, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1538-0701    This session has been cancelled

      Wed July 1, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu July 2, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1538-1004    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sun October 4, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Mon October 5, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Tue October 6, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Make Your Own Adirondack Chair

Ben Cerveny

In 1903, the first Adirondack chair was built in the town of Westport, NY and has since taken the world by storm. Its contoured seat and back, along with its wide arms make it the perfect chair for lounging in after a hard day's work. Students will start with surfaced cedar, cut the pieces, shape them on a router table, sand them, and then assemble their own Adirondack chair. No prior woodworking experience is necessary, but students should be prepared to use power tools.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $200
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $370 (members)         $410 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1629-0425 This offering has already met
      Sat April 25, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 26, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1629-0709    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu July 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri July 10, 2020 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:

1540-0208 This offering has already met
      Sat February 8, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1540-0720    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon July 20, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue July 21, 2020 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:

1542-0810    Add registration to shopping cart

      Mon August 10, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 11, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 12, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 13, 2020 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:

1536-0321 This offering has already met
      Sat March 21, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun March 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1536-1031    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 31, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun November 1, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm