Allan Breed
School of Woodworking

Teaching the design and construction of American 18th century furniture.

Each class at the Allan Breed School of Woodworking will teach the subtleties of design and construction that are so essential for the authentic reproduction of the best 18th century American furniture. The historical background of each piece will be discussed to help the student understand the evolution of the furniture forms built in each class.

2022 classes – registration open
September 26-30, 2022

Carved Footstool

There isn’t a project much better than a stool to cover lots of hand woodworking skills, from basic joinery to carving.

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October 17-21, 2022

Ball and Claw Carving

We’ll work on Philadelphia, Boston and Newport feet in this five day class so you can understand the similarities and differences between these major colonial furniture making centers.

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November 7-11, 2022

Essential Rococo Carving

Learn how to carve a cartouche that includes many of the typical Rococo elements: c-scrolls, raffles, flowers, piercing and acanthus leaves.

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Would you like a custom class at your location?

I can travel to you to teach weekend or week-long classes. Past classes have included a Rococo mirror, piecrust table, lowboy and ball and claw carving, among others. Some classes can be multiple sessions separated by some working time in between for more complex pieces.

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Blog Posts

  • Allan Breed School of Woodworking class

Spring 2019 Woodworking Classes Recap

It’s been a pretty busy year so far in the teaching department. I started out in Williamsburg at the “Working Wood in the 18th Century” symposium with some lecturing and demonstrating on the subject of Rhode Island furniture makers. Had [...]

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What’s in a Class?

“I think I’m going to have to drop out of the class. This is way over my head”. This is what two students in a carving class once told me after seeing what the project was for the week. [...]