Making Rustic Furniture
October 6 - October 12
Using basic hand tools, small trees, twigs and a bit of imagination, you’ll create rustic furniture or accent pieces that you’ll be proud to take home. This class is geared toward those with little or no woodworking experience and will inspire you to begin making rustic furniture on your own. Class projects include twig signs, birch bark picture frames, stacked twig baskets, freeform trellises, miniature twig chairs and child-sized ladderback chairs. If you have ideas for other small rustic projects you’d like to try, great! There may be time to do individual projects.
If you have any of the following tools, please bring them: two drills (ideally one electric and one cordless), drill bits (especially two each of 1/16” and 1/8"), driver bits (Phillips and square), tape measure, pruning shears, loppers, hammer, needle nose pliers, hot glue gun, ruler or straight edge, Sharpie marker and a utility knife with a new blade. Please have your tools marked for easy recognition.
Sandy Lotto was a naturalist and teacher at Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Specialty School in Eagle River, Wisconsin for 18 years before “branching out” to start her own outdoor skills school, Lotto’s Log Cabin, near Eagle River. Sandy's mission is to share her love and knowledge of the outdoors through fun and engaging activities, including rustic-furniture making and cross country skiing, which are her passions. She has taught a variety of outdoor skills classes for Nicolet College in Rhinelander and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program. In 2007, Sandy had a little log cabin moved to her peaceful lakeside property to serve as a classroom and workshop. Lotto's Log Cabin Outdoor School offers one-day, half-day and 1-2 hour classes in rustic furniture-making and other outdoor skills.
Sandy will contact students prior to class.
Materials Fee: $50 for wood, handouts, fasteners and other supplies and materials
Shop Fee: $10
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals