Decorative Details For Furniture

with Garett Hack

August 05 - 06 , 2017

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Decorative Details for Furniture

with Garrett Hack

August 5-6, 2017

Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Materials Fee: None

Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $275; no Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 14 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Buy' button above or call: 800-327-2520. A non-refundable $125 advance deposit is required at checkout; full payment is required 30 days before the workshop. For more information email us.


In this course professional furniture maker Garrett Hack will share the techniques he has used for over 30 years to add subtle details to his work. Students in this class will learn how to incorporate beautiful, detailed decorative elements into their furniture projects. Techniques covered will include Inlay, Stringing, and simple Chamfers and Angles using shadows and negative space to decorative advantage.

On day one, the class will begin by readying stock for inlay work, and then will move on to working with edge details such as chamfers, underbevels, and molded edges. On day two, students will work with fine, inlaid lines such as string inlays, diamonds, and panels, and will discuss the use of non-wood materials such as stone, silver, ivory, and bone. Students will work with a sample piece, and will be encouraged to experiment freely with their own ideas.

About the Instructor

Garrett Hack has been a professional furniture maker for over 35 years. He is internationally known for his modern interpretations of Federal-style furniture, and is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools, as well as a contributing editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine.

Garrett is also a member and former chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, one of the leading professional furniture making groups in the country. Garrett spends much of his time teaching at woodworking schools throughout the US, Canada, and England.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.