build your own : the naked table project
ShackletonThomas (established crafters of handmade furniture and ceramics) runs The Naked Table Project. The project consists of several weekend programs a year at their workshop in Vermont where 15 participants work with the ShackletonThomas team to build their very own dining table made from locally harvested, sustainably grown, Vermont maple wood.
In addition to the woodworking lesson, the program also includes a woods visit with a professional forester who explains the system for sustainable lumber sourcing. At the end of the weekend, when all the tables are finished, they join the tables together (75' long) for a final celebratory meal.