Aug 09

Make a Kumiko Tea Cabinet

Monday, August 9 – Saturday, August 14, 2021

Event Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

Maine Coast Traditional Arts Workshop
27 High St., Camden, Maine

Join Matt Kenney for a 6 day class building this charming Tea Cabinet. Student skill level: Intermediate and above. Matt has been a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine. This tea cabinet is one of the highlights of Kenney’s 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks book project. During this 6 day workshop, you’ll make your own heirloom piece. It’s a great exercise in traditional joinery, as you’ll learn to cut dovetails, dadoes, rabbets, grooves, and bridle joints to make the case, drawers, and door. You’ll use both hand tools and power tools to cut them. There are also some non-traditional skills involved. There is the kumiko lattice work featured in the door, which is backed by a fabric-covered panel, and the thread-wrapped pulls. These design details are what make this tea cabinet stand apart, and you’ll learn how to make them. Finally, the drawer interiors are fitted out to hold tea packets and loose tea. Kenney will show you how to make the thin, delicate liners that keep your tea (or whatever you choose to keep in the drawers) orderly. This class is for intermediate and above skill level. Basic familiarity with hand and power tools is a prerequisite. Matt Kenney has made things from wood his entire life. He made his first piece of furniture—a storage box for gardening supplies—more than 15 years ago, in the attic above the duplex where he lived. It wasn't much to look at, but making that box awoke a passion for making furniture, a passion that has driven him ever since. He's made a lot of furniture since then, constantly striving to improve his craftsmanship and design. The result of his efforts is furniture that is modern but grounded in the best of classic design, able to sit harmoniously alongside a wide range of furniture styles, and built to survive generations of daily use. See important details about this class and more about Matt the website. Read Matt's bio on the Maine Coast Workshop website.

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About Maine Coast Traditional Arts Workshop

27 High St.
Camden, Maine, 29 04843

Maine Coast Workshops, located in the historic district of the coastal village of Camden, offers classes in traditional arts. Our focus in 2021 is fine woodworking and classical carving. We bring in world-renowned artisans who are master teachers for an intensive and fun learning experience. All skill levels welcome!

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