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Pembroke Table Course Presented by Steve Latta

Pembroke Table Course Presented by Steve Latta


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Description

It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time in Australia a Master Class on the quintessential American classic - The Pembroke Table.

The Pembroke Table was first introduced in the late 18th Century and by the beginning of the 19th Century, was considered a classic symbol of wealth and sophistication that abounded in the Federal Period (1789 to 1823). Even today, it is one of the most popular projects at the North Bennett Street School (Boston, MA, USA) - one of America’s best known furniture making schools. It is popular because it exemplifies the period and it’s traditional skills.

The Pembroke Table is without a doubt one of those ‘must do’ projects for those who wish to seriously increase their skill levels. This fast paced week will cater to those looking for a compact and challenging project.

Taught by visiting Master Craftsman, Steve Latta, this 7 day Pembroke Table course in ‘American Walnut’ is teaming with traditional elements.

Some of the key points that Steve will be covering are as follows:

  • A systematic approach to Mortice & Tenon joinery
  • Dovetailing - both cut by hand and machine
  • Creative stringing using straight lines, arches and graceful curves
  • Making and setting cuff and apron bands. These are decorative elements (or bands) that usually sit around the ankles of the legs and wrap around traditional tables just below the drawer and at the base of the side aprons.
  • Making ornamental ovals which are used to decorate the legs
  • Curved drawer fronts with a hidden compartment that are veneered and decorated with stringing and cockbeading. Cockbeading being a tiny bead of timber that sits around the outside edge of the drawer that neatly frames the veneered drawer front.
  • An elliptical top with two rule joints. The leaves being connected to the central top utilising drop leaf table hinges, unique to this type of table.
  • Knuckle joint apron supports which fan out from the two side aprons to support the leaves

Plan on spending a night to two during the week exploring and utilising the techniques Steve uses to accomplish this project. There will be an abundance of help to assist you in working through the project.

Over the course of the week together, great strides will be made on this project and every effort will be made to enable you to complete it. However because of the complexity of this project, and the level of ornamentation that you may want to add, you should not necessarily expect to bring home a fully completed Pembroke Table.

Once finished, this wonderful piece will sure become a family heirloom to be passed down through the generations!


Steve Latta makes both contemporary and traditional furniture while teaching woodworking at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Millersville University in Lancaster County, PA.

For the past several years, Steve has been a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking magazine and has released several videos on inlay and furniture construction. He has lectured at Colonial Williamsburg, The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Winterthur Museum as well as numerous other schools and guilds.

Working in conjunction with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, he helped develop and market a set of contemporary inlay tools. When not in the shop, Steve can be found on his motorcycle, hiking in the woods with his lab, Neesa, or cuddled up with a good book. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in rural Pennsylvania with their children, Fletcher, Sarah and Grace nearby.

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What you will learn
  • A systematic approach to Mortice & Tenon joinery
  • Dovetailing - both cut by hand and machine
  • Creative stringing using straight lines, arches and graceful curves
What you will get
  • All materials included - American Walnut & Poplar
  • Once finished, this wonderful piece will sure become a family heirloom to be passed down through the generations!

What to bring
  • Just your curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy!)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the world renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills.

The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. We are also committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation ofcraftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials. We are passionate about what we do and want to share information, ideas and skills with all our students young and old, from beginner to advanced.

The Guild offers 13 Open Courses a week where students are able to bring in their own projects. Also during the year on a regular basis we offer a number of short intensive classes on varying woodworking topics. Our student to teacher ratios are very low with a maximum of 8 students in the open classes.

The school itself is conveniently located two minutes from the Blackburn Rd exit off the Eastern Freeway. Parking is readily available right at the school’s door.We promise to do our very best to provide you with endless opportunities in a stimulating and supportive community.

We invite you to take your place at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking requires 1 month's notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  

Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 month of the event commencing, unless we are able to replace the booking. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 1 month cut off, email Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking to organise a refund or transfer


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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking or organised by Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking classes and events or on Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking's premises. (For use of Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 

4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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