The Society of American Period Furniture Makers

SAPFM Chapter News and Discussions => Great Lakes Chapter => Topic started by: mbholden on January 11, 2015, 12:02:23 PM

Title: SAPFM at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Post by: mbholden on January 11, 2015, 12:02:23 PM


We will be back at the DIA in 2015. We will need members to give demonstrations and display furniture pieces. You can give the same presentation as last year or something different. The same goes for your furniture pieces.

We have agreed to help train the DIA docents so they will be able to  lead the tours of the DIA's furniture collection. More on this later.

Please let me know soon if you wish to participate in the event. SAPFM gets very good exposure and we have a great time demonstrating and talking to the visitors.


Society of American Period Furniture Makers-Detroit Institute of Arts-Artist Exhibition/Workshop

March 28-29, 2015

Saturday, March 28 10am-4pm

Sunday, March 29 10am-4pm

The Great Lakes Chapter has been invited back to give another workshop. Our last event in March 2014 was extremely successful and the DIA was very happy with the outcome. Over 1100 visitors attended the 2 day sessions. We will be back in the Great Hall.

As a group we want to demonstrate the techniques of 18th Century Period Furniture construction so the public will have a better understanding and hopefully an appreciation for period furniture. This includes recognition of its utilitarian function and its existence as an art form.

1.       We will be giving ongoing demonstrations:  How to construct mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, chairs, ball and claw feet, cabriole legs, marquetry, shell carving, line and berry inlays, plus many more.

2.       Member’s furniture will be on display, a great attraction last time.

3.       DIA trained docents and our members will be giving guided tours of the DIA’s 18th century furniture collection located in the American Wing.

Ed Stuckey

Event coordinator.

Please respond to Ed Stuckey, at:

Title: Re: SAPFM at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Post by: mbholden on February 18, 2015, 04:01:51 PM
Just a quick reminder of this event.

If you are coming please contact Ed Stuckey for further information regarding how to bring exhibits, tools, etc. into the museum for this event.

Please respond to Ed Stuckey, at: