Kevin Rodel Course


23rd to 27th June and 30th June to 4th July. (10 days) 9am to 4pm daily - 60 hours total - $1,600
Please note that materials are not included.

Kevin Rodel Course Description.

The focus of this workshop is solid wood furniture with an emphasis on traditional case construction.

This will cover frame and panel as well as solid-side construction methods. Through lecture and demonstration, Kevin covers machine and hand techniques for joinery; notably dovetails, mortise and tenons, case assembly order, fitting of doors and drawers and, as time allows, special finishing details and techniques such as, inlay, fuming, ebonizing and bleaching.

Each student designs and builds a modestly sized project such as a small cabinet with door or a table with drawer. The day or so will be devoted to design development, including the use of scale drawing.

A little information on Kevin

Kevin Rodel has been building and designing fine custom furniture for over 30 years. Along with co-author Jonathan Binzen, he wrote the award winning book, Arts & Crafts Furniture; from Classic to Contemporary. This book earned a coveted OAT Award from the American Library Association in 2004 as an outstanding academic title in Arts And Architecture. He also writes articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and is a regular instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.

More information on Kevin can be found on his web page, www.kevinrodel.com