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Woodworking Workshop with David Talley - Itinerary

Day 1:Between 4pm and 6pm would be the perfect time for you to arrive and check in. Afterwards, feel free to hang out in the garden and enjoy the breeze from the river or take a stroll to the village, just five minutes away. The Narrows Tavern, which features live music most nights during the summer, is a fun place to have a beer and get to know the locals and not a bad dinner spot either.

Talley StudioDay 2: Breakfast is served at 7:45am, on the early side, so you can leave around 8:30am for the drive to Tenant's Harbor. Your curriculum will be based on your initial phone interview with David. If you’re a beginner, for example, you might benefit from a comprehensive overview of furniture making, from the design process and the buying of wood to final finishing. For those of you with more experience, a focus on design and technical matters in the overview might be preferable. Then, after a short break around noon (with a scrumptious box lunch provided by Le Vatout), it’s hands-on! If you agreed on a simple project, David will guide you through a complete design process before your day at the workshop ends around 4pm. Time to come home and relax before dinner or stay where you are and have a lobster feast at the famed Cod End right there in Tenant's Harbor. It's the real thing, where lobster is served with drawn butter and... a rock to crack its shells.

Day 3: The morning routine is the same, 7:45am breakfast, 9am in the workshop. You'll continue with your mini-clinics or, if you started a project, you might be able to finish by the end of your stay (especially if you booked the extra day). Otherwise, it will go home with you along with the knowledge on how to complete it. Your day ends at 4pm. For today's exploration we suggest you make a side trip to nearby Rockland, home to the Farnsworth Museum and its famed Wyeth and Louise Nevelson collections, plus shops and galleries and restaurants galore. For a real dinner treat, we suggest you take the short drive to South Rockland to eat at Primo’s. It’s not inexpensive and during the season you might need a reservation, but the food’s sublime and the desserts out of this world.

Day 4: Breakfast is served between 8 and 9am. After breakfast take a last stroll through the garden and say good-bye. Check-out is by 11am, but don’t be sad: you will take home plenty of memories, a bunch of new skills and the project you made with David's help.

Talley Stool

(David Talley - Sabi Stool)

Talley Table

(David Talley - Unity Table)

If you need more information or if you would like to make a reservation for David's workshop, please email or call Le Vatout at (207) 832-5150

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