Ron Young 2016

Spring Program on Celleratte

March 12-13, 2016

The Peach State Chapter of  The Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) is pleased to announce our spring program on building a cellarette.

Ron Young, who was awarded this years SAPFM Cartouche for a lifetime achievement in period furniture making, will be our presenter.
The program will be on the construction of a cellarette.  The cellarette is traditionally a freestanding wooden box that is used to store alcoholic beverage.  They appeared in Europe in the fifteenth century to hold and secure alcoholic beverages in public houses.  “Cellarettes” first appeared in colonial America in the eighteenth century as a form of the European liquor cabinet. The main purpose of a liquor cabinet or cellarette was to secure wine and whiskey from theft.   I am sure that is a major concern to all here in southeast.

The photo shown below is courtesy of John Leake, of Leake’s Antiques of York, SC.  The piece Ronnie will build is similar in form and design but will have Ron’s own embellishment concepts and dimensions.

The program will be Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, 2016 at the Woodcraft in Alpharetta, GA.

Coloring Wood Chemically
Ken Johnson will give a demonstration on the use of chemicals in coloring wood.  These are ideas and methods were developed by the late George Frank.

Registration and sign up will begin in early February.  You will get an email announcement when registration opens up.  Details will also be posted on the web site:

Photograph is courtesy of John Leake, of Leake’s Antiques of York, SC.Leake Cellaret