Location: The TOOL Haus, Gladwin, Michigan 


Date:  Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9am - 4pm

$60 Tuition + $40 Materials

Ages 14 & Up /  Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE Necessary!

Learn how to bend wood to practically any shape with heat and moisture. This is a 2 session class, with one-hour break for lunch, where students will learn the principles of manipulating wood into almost any shape. Students will learn various techniques of bending, so they may find a solution that works best for them on other projects. Students will finish up the class by completing a Shaker bent box that they will take home.


No experience required.  Materials and High quality tools will be provided.  The Instructor, Luke Barnett, was born on May 6th, 1985 in Adrian, Michigan, where he currently resides.  He is a woodworker and artist that specializes in traditional American Windsor chairs. Luke has been selling Windsor chairs since 2011. Luke is Director of the Adrian Community Woodshop in beautiful Adrian, Michigan.  He travels around the U.S. to teach and share his gifts with other artists and woodworkers. Luke has won awards and been featured in internationally published magazines, Including November 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine in which his Continuous Arm Rocker, in aged mustard finish, was picked Best in Seating category for 2014. Early American Life magazine named Luke as Top American Craftsman in Windsor Chair Making for 2015 and 2016. Luke has had chairs on display for a traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit called “The Way We Work”.  Learn more about Luke Barnett by clicking: 
Luke Barnett Chairmaker.


We have enough students signed up, as of 1/5/2017, to hold the Class.  There is still room for a few more.  Class size is limited to 10 students.  If interested, send or bring in a check for $100, made out to "The TOOL Haus", to reserve your spot.  Include your name, address, phone, e-mail and any other pertinent Contact Information.

If you have any questions about this class or to Sign-up, please contact The TOOL Haus at (989) 426-4949


If you need a hotel room, we have arranged a discounted rate of $99/night with the Rivertown Inn.  This Rate includes a Discount Coupon for Breakfast at the Riverwalk Grill.  If interested, call (989) 246-8000 and mention "TOOL Haus Shaker Box Class" to get the special rate.

Shaker Boxes​​