Master Classes – Michael Fortune

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school



Michael Fortune – Master Classes

Master Class 2 - Embellishing Your Work

Course Date
12th/13th/14th October 2018

Course Fee
$795 including materials

Simple, fast, and easy are adjectives rarely used to describe woodworking, but the techniques that students learn during this workshop are just that. Michael will demonstrate a wide variety of detail techniques that can be incorporated into your furniture to enhance and compliment the overall design.

How to design and add decorative feet to tables, chairs, and cabinets will be included, as will several techniques to inlay contrasting woods, precious metals, and coloured epoxies. You will be encouraged to try each of the techniques with the specialised hand tools that you will make during the class.

Determining the best adhesives for detail work and what finishes can be applied will also be covered. You will come away from this class with a bag of tricks that can be used in endless variations of simple embellishments that will help your work make a unique statement.

Key Points:

  • Inlay techniques by hand and machine
  • Innovative edge treatments and details
  • How to add decorative feet to table or chair legs
  • Working with unusual materials
  • Use of specialized adhesives and clamping strategies
  • Marquetry techniques by hand/by machine
  • Making your own hand tools


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

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