I'm lookin for classes in furniture making

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  1. May 31, 2010 #1

    maxmillan

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    I've checked online for classes that will teach me furniture building basics. I cannot find any near my area of Vancouver BC.

    I don't find that videos or books are that easy to understand as I am a more hands on approach type of person.

    I just want to replicate some of the simpler stuff I see in stores.

    If anyone can direct me to a source where a dummy like me can learn I would be grateful.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2010 #2

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    have you tried searching in YouTube for some tutorial videos?
     
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    Thanks. I will give that a go. Much prefer someone in person to teach me but I'll try with a simple project to see how adept I am.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2010 #4

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    Try goggling basic furniture building classes, Vancouver,BC and you should see several classes that are available. You might contact Graham or Daryl In Nanoose ( I think hes in Vaancouver), Graham has a sticky thread at the top, he might be able to direct you to someone in your area.
     
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    Thanks so much for the google suggestion. Found a great plan for a headboard. Didn't see any classes in my area.

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a sticky thread?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2010 #6

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    A sticky threadf is one that Admins or mods have "stickied" So it remains at the top of a page regardless of the last time it was posted in.

    He's talking about contacting

    http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f6/shortcuts-9310/

    Graham is a good guy and should point you in the right direction.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2010 #8

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    are you interested in making adirondack chairs?
     

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