Original Bombe Box

Auctioned in November 11/11: Winning Bid $2,025.00. Proceeds to benefit 'Wounded Warriors'


We use genuine hardware from Horton Brasses on all of our fine furniture.

Registration Closes July 31st, 2015

FALL 2015 Classes!

Come Join Us!  


Queen Anne Side Chair

September 21-25, 2015

Class Tuition:  $950.00 (includes materials)

Class Size:  Maximum 4

The Queen Anne chair is often used as a side chair in formal living areas but is mostly used in formal dining room settings.

Join Charles for this five day class at his shop in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Charles will walk you through the crafting of this iconic chair form, step-by-step.  We will be using Mahogany as the wood.  The upholsterd seat is not included.  As always, Charles will take this intimidating piece and simplify the tasks needed.  This project is not for beginners but is very attainable for those with intermediate woodworking skills.

During the class, you will be challenged by the need for square and angled mortise and tenon joints; sculpting and shaping cabriole legs with rasps and spokeshaves; turning stretchers and assembling the shaped chair back.  At the end of the week you probably won't have the chair finished but you will be so close, just a little homework and you will be done.

You will learn:

Layout, bandsaw and sculpt cabriole legs

Master angled and square mortise and tenons

Turn and fit stretchers

Develop spokeshave and rasping skills


To Register:  Click Here to Pay Deposit - $350.00

Registration Closes July 31st or When Class is Full

  Balance of $600.00 will be invoiced 60 days prior to the class, due August 21, 2015



Tiger Maple Pencil Post Bed

October 5-9, 2015

Class Tuition:  $1800.00 (includes materials)

Canopy not included but instruction given

Class Size:  Maximum 4

A classic, American Colonial Pencil Post Bed.  Join Charles in making a classic, heirloom bed of tiger maple.  Charles' design is an adaptation of an antique bed that was once on display at Mitchie tavern.  Gracefully, octagonal tapered posts rise to a simple but elegant finial at the top of the post.  The original pencil posts were often rope beds, this bed has been adapted for today's world and boasts strong side rails, foot and head rails.  A simple arched headboard floats between the two posts.  Time doesn't allow the making of the canopy but there will be a discussion and demonstration of how it is done giving you a project for your own workshop.

Charles' shares his jig (and how to make one) to taper the posts, then you will hand sand and shape.  You will learn to make a lamb's tongue transition to the square base of the post.  Mortise and tenon rails will be attached using iron bed bolts and beautiful brass bed bolt covers and a 'T' bed wrench are included in the materials.  

You will learn:

Making and using the bed post jig

Crafting an octagonal taper

Laminating bed rails

Floating mortise and tenon headboard

Shaping a lamb's tongue transition

To Register - Click Here to Make Deposit of $600.00

Registration Closes July 31st or When Class is Full

Balance of $1200.00 will be invoiced 60 days prior to the class, due September 5, 2015





Finishing A to Z - Basic Course

October 15, 16 & 17, 2015

Class Tuition: $495.00 includes supplies

Class Size: Maximum 6 students per class (Min. 4)

The emphasis of this class is to have you understand various finishes and application techniques. The dominant focus is water base finishes and learning to spray correctly, how to adjust and set up your spray guns and prep. This class gets you finishing and knowing what you are doing and why. We also introduce coloring, toning and what to do when things go wrong. 

Location: The Workshop of Charles Neil; 2821 North Valley Pike; Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Register to Hold Your Spot Now - Deposit $100.00 - Class Limited to SIX!

Register to Hold Your Spot Now - Fall 2015

Registration Closes August 15th

Spots still Available!

Balance of $395.00 will be invoiced 60 days prior to class, due 30 days prior to class.



Live Edge Sofa or Coffee Table

October 26-30

Class Tuition:  $1400.00 (includes materials)

Class Size:  Maximum 4

This will be a week to let your creative juices flow as we take a slab for a table top and make 'tree stumps' for the base out of 'box store pine' and scraps that might be laying around the shop.

In the Spring of 2013 we built the table you see on the left.  Check out the blog with photos.  A great way to design and build something unique.  We have some flame birch slabs that we will be using for the table top.

To Register - Click Here to Make Deposit of $450.00

Registration Closes July 31st or When Class is Full

Balance of $950.00 will be invoiced 60 days prior to the class, due September 26, 2015


 Lodging Information - Harrisonburg, VA

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund 90 days prior to class; 50% refund 60 days prior to class. Should we not have the minimum of 4 students, we will cancel the class 30 days in advance and refund all deposits.

Questions?  Email Sherri at sherri.cnw@msn.com