Pictured at left are Derek Olson and Tom Latane.

From Forest to Furniture at Castlerock


Pictured above is Paul Nyborg.
Pictured above is Paul Nyborg.

On Sunday, September 23, from 12-4 p.m., Thomas Latane, Derek Olson, and Paul Nyborg will demonstrate how medieval furniture was made at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin.

The program will cover furniture construction starting with oak sections split from a log entirely with hand tools. It will include hewing and planing stiles and rails from the rived sections, cutting mortise and tenon joints, shaping and fitting panels, and decorating elements with carved designs and scratched moldings.

Latane is a blacksmith and wood worker with a shop in Pepin, Wis., where he focuses on pre-industrial technology. Olson is an award-winning woodworker from La Crosse, Wis., focused on hand-tool techniques. Nyborg is an experienced blacksmith and woodworker.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children four and under are free. Members receive a 50-percent discount. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or info@castlerockmuseum.com for more details.


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