Two-Day Fundamentals of Woodworking Workshop: Folding Lounge Chair with Wayne Maki & Alexis Rosa Caldero
Saturday July 15th 10:30am-2:30pm & Saturday July 22nd 10:30am-12:30pm
Beginner Level Class - Must be 14 (with supervision) or older.
The design is a classic beginners woodworking project with an ingenious folding mechanism. Each student will leave with a lightweight, reclaimed wood folding chair, printed plans, and the skills to make another chair on your own.
Planned with the total beginner in mind, this 2 part, 6 hour workshop, will take students through the fundamentals of woodworking.
Day 1 will focus on fabrication. We’ll demo the basics of ripping, chamfering, and cutting lumber to length. Everyone will have a chance to practice operating the table saw, power feeder, miter saw, and drill press. By the end of the first session, you’ll have all 32 chair parts painted, sealed, and ready for assembly on Day 2!
Please note, some parts will be prepped in advance in order for everyone to make a fully functioning piece in only 6 hours. You’ll learn how to safely operate basic hand and machine tools, how to accurately measure for consistency, and techniques for painting and finishing!
All students must wear closed toe shoes for this workshop. Refrain from wearing loose clothing or anything that dangles. Tie up long hair and tuck away your jewelry and headscarves.
Aprons will be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Paint and sealant oils will stain your clothing!
COVID-19 POLICY - We are asking all workshop participants to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative test result from within three days prior to the class and to accept all requests of both POST and the instructor concerning mask wearing.
Please click here for more details on our Workshop Policy page.
About the Instructors:
Wayne Maki is a woodworker, maker, and entrepreneur. As co-owner of Mutual Adoration and POST, he builds frames, housewares, and large furniture pieces, mostly using reclaimed wood.
Alexis Rosa Caldero is POST's workshop coordinator. As a designer-craftsperson with experience in wood, metal, textiles, and furniture making, she maintains an active teaching practice sharing skills of the trade.