Veneer Without Fear

Adrian Ferrazzutti
August 13-17

Veneer is popular for the wide selection of wood species and figures that it presents to the furniture maker, and for the design freedom it offers by diminishing the constraints of wood movement. In this course, students learn to work competently with veneer to make beautiful, finished panels applicable to table tops, casework, and boxes. Adrian provides instruction in basic book matching, four-way and radial matching, applying short-grain borders, and re-sawing veneer from solid timber, as well as edge treatments, parquetry patterns, string inlay, and the use of the vacuum press. Participants learn by building two veneered tabletops or similar panels, with patterns of their own design using commercial veneer.

Adrian Ferrazzutti is a self-employed furniture maker in Guelph, Ontario. He is a 1998 graduate of the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods, where he studied with James Krenov. Adrian has been widely published and writes for Fine Woodworking, which featured his chair on the back cover of the December 2007 issue. His video series, “Veneered Boxes with a Twist,” debuted at in 2014. The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded Adrian several grants, and he exhibits across Canada and in the U.S. Adrian's website is

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Tuition: $785

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Ferrazzutti Maltese Box large fileMaltese Box by Adrian Ferrazzutti, pau ferro, European sycamore, and ebony veneer with solid ebony edging (8”x8”x3”), 2011

 Ferrazzutti 2017 lang tableLang Table by Adrian Ferrazzutti, pau ferro, ebony, and hickory (60”dia.x30”), 2007