In our 3-weekend Make A Chair From A Trea Workshop, you will craft your own post-and-rung ladder-back chair inspired by Jennie Alexander, a pioneer “instrumental in designing the now iconic two-slat post-and-rung shaving chair.” Our version is made from a log of sustainably harvested Gippsland Mountain Ash. A post-and-rung ladder-back chair is an excellent introduction to chair making and the techniques related to traditional wet and dry mortise and tenon joinery.
The genius of this chair’s construction lies in that it requires no nails, screws, or even glue to achieve an heirloom piece of furniture and whose joinery will remain sound for generations to come, and whose construction can be achieved with only a small collection of simple hand tools.
Making this a truly accessible and satisfying chair-making project. The skills gained in this workshop can easily be applied to future chair-making projects.
Workshop held at Coal Creek Community Park & Museum in Korumburra
$720 per person
Completed over three weekends – 11/12 & 18/19 & 25/26 November 2023