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Build the Sagamore Chair w/ Larry Benjamin & Dave Cowan – 4 Days

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Build the Sagamore Chair w/ Larry Benjamin & Dave Cowan – 4 Days
May 2, 2013 9:00 am
May 2, 2013 4:00 pm
$450 + $245 for materials.
Adirondack Folk School
(518) 696-2400
April 18, 2013
Every day until May 5, 2013 (See all)

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together, and sand, finish, and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

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