Make a Dovetailed Tea Chest with Michael Pekovich (10/21-10/25/2024, 9am-4pm)

Make a Dovetailed Tea Chest with Michael Pekovich (10/21-10/25/2024, 9am-4pm)

October 21, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$890 per person.

Make a Dovetailed Tea Chest
with Michael Pekovich
Monday October 21-Friday 25, 9am-4pm (5 sessions)
Experience Level: No prior experience required

Ages 18+ (Please contact us at dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org if you have a younger student interested in participating) 

Making a Dovetailed Tea Chest

Sharing a cup of tea with friends is a nice way to spend an afternoon or end a meal. The experience is made even better by serving up tea selections in a handmade chest. This useful and quietly elegant chest offers a variety of woodworking challenges in a small project. You can put the skills you’ll learn in this class to use on any number of other projects as well. The class will cover tips for fast, accurate dovetails when building the case. Mitered liners are a powerful solution when dividing a space for contents. You’ll learn how to fine-tune the fit of miters with a hand plane for seamless joints. You’ll also come away with a novel strategy for adding a lid to a box. The lid hinges open and slides side-to-side to reveal the contents without having to remove it. Kumiko panels decorate the lid and wound-cord handles finish off the chest.

  • Learn a fast, accurate way to cut dovetails
  • Break up space with mitered partitions
  • Create tight-fitting miters with a hand plane
  • Build and fit a hinged sliding door
  • Make kumiko panels
  • Create hand-wound hemp cord handles
  • Learn how subtle details can enliven a design

Materials List Available Soon!

Studio Practices- What to Expect While You Are Creating with Us!

The Paramount Center for the Arts welcomes all people to the Studios with the expectation of inclusion and respect towards all, including yourself, fellow students, instructors, staff and volunteers.

Instructor Prep Time: Please allow your instructor time to prepare your classroom; if you arrive more than 15 minutes earlier than the class start time, please explore one of our onsite exhibition spaces or wait in the Lobby in the Visual Arts Department.

Cleaning: Please help keep the Studios a welcoming space by cleaning up your area before departing the building.

Weather Closures:  In the event of severe weather, the Visual Arts Department will update the phone messages on the Information Desk (320) 257-3125, announce closures on the Paramount website homepage, and will communicate via email to any students whose class meeting time is impacted by the closure

October 21, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paramount Technical Site

248 33rd Avenue SouthWaite Park, MN 56387United States
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