Participants learn to work competently with veneer by making exquisite, patterned boxes. Adrian teaches students how to re-saw veneer from solid timber, combine contrasting species to create custom veneer, and design striking geometric patterns. Boxes are made with plywood substrates, and participants learn effective methods for cutting and fitting precise rabbet joints and accurately assembling boxes in stages. Other techniques covered include application of hardwood edging to protect fragile corners, installation of quadrant hinges and lock sets, and crafting custom brass keyholes. The curriculum closely follows Adrian’s Fine Woodworking video, “Veneered Boxes with a Twist.”
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 finewoodworking.com 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 ferrazzuttifurniture.com.
Open to intermediate woodworkers, including graduates of our Basic Woodworking course.