Events, Classes & Announcements


Classes are underway for Winter and Spring 2019!

Johan conducts classes at his Delaware County, Ohio shop to pass on his furniture expertise. Students can learn how to build a Windsor chair or build a 24"x 36" bookcase. All materials and use of specialty chair-making tools are included in the cost of tuition. The Windsor chair class is a 5 day Monday-Friday class. Students leave with a completed project that is ready for paint/stain. A $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot in a chair class. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the bookcase class. Deposits are refundable until two weeks prior to the class start.

We are also offering classes for finishing projects using Milk Paint. These Saturday classes will include how to mix, apply and antique using Milk Paint and Tung oil. Classes include paint, oil, brushes - bring your own project.

To register for a class, please call 614-332-3246 or contact us.

Woodworking and Milk Paint Classes
Class Dates Cost
Sackback Windsor chair

Feb 18 - 22, 2019

Sackback Windsor chair

Feb 25 - March 1, 2019

New York City side chair (4 day class) March 11 - 14, 2019 $750
Windsor 2 person settee March 18 -22, 2019 $975
Sackback Windsor chair

April 1 - 5, 2019

Sackback Windsor Rocker April 8 - 12, 2019 $850
New York City side chair (4 day class) April 23 - 26, 2019 $750
Windsor 2 person settee April 29 - May 3, 2019 $975
Sackback Windsor chair

May 13 - 17, 2019

Sackback Windsor Rocker May 20 - 24, 2019 $850
Bookcase - 1 day class Call to schedule $275
Special Project - Student's Choice

Call to schedule

Milk Paint Application - 4 hour class Call for dates $75



















Gift Certificates Available

Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy for person? Consider a gift certificate for one of Johan's classes. The recipient will spend time learning new skills and will leave with a one-of-a-kind project that he or she will enjoy for years to come! To purchase your gift certificate, just give us a call 614 332 3246.

Early American Life Magazine

Johan Schmidt won the highest award as a traditional artisan in this year’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts, and his work is showcased in the 2018 August issue of Early American Life magazine. He ranks top in his field, according to a panel of national experts convened by the magazine. The experts—curators from such prestigious institutions as the National Trust, Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winterthur, Historic Deerfield, Old Sturbridge Village, Hancock Shaker Village, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and the Frontier Culture Museum as well as antiques dealers, independent scholars, and professional instructors—selected the top craftspeople working with traditional tools and techniques for the magazine’s 29th annual Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Schmidt’s handcraft showed mastery of the art form, heritage techniques, and workmanship, according to the judges.

Johan Schmidt has been listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts - Windsor Furniture category since 2012. Early American Life magazine has promoted traditional craftsmanship, providing its readership with comprehensive information on early American crafts, their history, their function, and the importance of their preservation. In addition, Early American Life is committed to promoting individual craftspeople and their artistry. As a Directory artisan, Schmidt ranks as one of the most talented. Be sure to visit Early American Life's website.


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