From Forest to Furniture at Castlerock

On Sunday, September 29th from 12-4pm, Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will hold its sixth annual From Forest to Furniture event. During the event, five area woodworkers will demonstrate how medieval furniture was made using hand tools. This year’s projects include an oak chest, a 17th century sloped lid desk box, an early oak carved panel, and some early style staked saw benches.

Tom Latane is a blacksmith and woodworker with a shop in Pepin, Wisconsin, where he focuses on pre-industrial technology. Derek Olson is an award winning woodworker from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, focused on hand tool techniques. Paul Nyborg is an experienced blacksmith and woodworker. Michael Fasold of Minneapolis, Minnesota is devoted to the craft of blacksmithing, but fosters interests in other mediums such as wood to nurture his adoration for traditional handwork methods. Will Reser is also from Minneapolis and focuses on blacksmithing and hand tool wood working.

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