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Taught by a leading furniture expert, this custom dining room chair design and construction course will take you step-by-step through the process of planning, designing and building your own custom chair. All participants of this course will practice by building their own Stickley-style custom chair during class. 

The cost of this course includes the lumber for the chair (Ash or Cherry), upholstery materials and oil finish. Students who would like to use a different species of lumber must contact Tom Gallenberg at 715.853.7241 prior to the course. 

This course will be taught at the Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo, a state-of-the-art facility committed to providing training and skill-building courses across the wood products industry. 

This course is limited to 8 participants.

About the Instructor
Tom Gallenberg is a master craftsman with a broad portfolio of commissions, ranging from custom furniture, cabinetry, doors and lighting to even outdoor architecture. His designs have earned him back to back “Best in Show” awards in 2009 and 2010 at the Milwaukee Fine Furniture Show. He is a skilled woodworker in both domestic and exotic woods and examples of his craftsmanship can be found across the country. For examples of Tom’s work, visit his website at

Course Schedule
Saturday, January 19                                8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26                                8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 27                                   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2                                8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,  February 3                                8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                             

Cost: $450

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