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Sat, Sep 30


Niton Junction

Build a Rocking Chair

Beginner woodworking class guided by Raelle Houle with Balanced Building. Come out for the day and learn to make a satisfying and functional project for your home in this hands on class for beginners

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Build a Rocking Chair
Build a Rocking Chair

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Niton Junction, Niton Junction, AB T0E 1S0, Canada

About the event

This one day Introduction to Basic Carpentry will have you boasting to your friends that "I made that!" as you show off your No Flip Rocking Chair. This rocking chair is an exciting project, made from one sheet of plywood, employing simple handheld tool, using simple joinery only; no glue or fasteners! We will walk through the entire process to create a beautiful and functional rocking chair. You will learn how to read the plans for your project, measure and cut your materials, and assemble your project. There will be opportunity for hands on and demonstrations of basic tool use. You will be building your own rocking chair, with your own hands, with expert guidance, but no carpentry or tool experience is necessary. You will be able to ask questions about any carpentry related concerns or curiosities you have. When you go home after this class, you will have the knowledge and confidence to design your own small project and the skills to complete it.

*Final sanding and staining of your project will be completed at home. You will not be left unprepared and the process will be explained and all your questions will be answered before you leave.*

Safety matters will be discussed throughout the class as they come up, however the Introduction to Carpentry Safety video, attached to your waiver package, is mandatory before attending the class. You will be able to ask for any clarification on the Safety Information before the class commences.

On the day of class you will need to wear snug fitting clothing, no loose and flowing sleeves or pants/skirts, closed toe footwear, and long hair must be secured back.

Tools participants required to bring:

Safety Glasses

Ear Plug/muffs (optional)

Tape Measure

Quick Square

Pencil and Notepad

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