Robert Spiece
Craftsy Instructor

Schwenksville, PA

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Robert Spiece is a furniture maker and instructor at the JD Lohr School of Woodworking, where he began his career as an apprentice. Today, he creates custom pieces for clients across the United States, teaches a practical approach for students working out of their home shops and publishes instructional articles in a variety of woodworking magazines.

Robert's Craftsy Classes

Flawless Finishing

Never fear finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the wood grain and desired outcome for your piece. Then, experiment with a variety of finishes to make the grain pop as you master wipe-on, brush-on and rottenstone hand-rub techniques. Robert will demonstrate how to prepare your wood for a smooth finish and share application methods for flawless results. You’ll even learn how to easily and efficiently work with curved and offset pieces. Plus, get important safety tips to protect you and your shop!

Free!

Doors for Cabinetry & Fine Furniture

Improve the quality of your cabinetry and fine furniture as you learn how to design, join and properly fit doors. Furniture maker and expert instructor Robert Spiece will review the anatomy of the door and help you to select the right materials for your project. Learn to join and frame your panels, accurately cut mortises and tenons and fine-tune these pieces with hand tools for clean, precise results. Then, create panels for your doors and even form raised panels without a spindle shaper! Properly sand and glue up your door and add texture and visual interest by pinning mortise and tenon detail. Finally, install hinges and learn to expertly fit the doors you’ve worked so hard to create. You’ll even get Robert’s personal picks for door-catch hardware that’s truly at home in fine furniture. 

 

$19.99 $49.99

Robert's Projects

End to End Bookmatched Walnut Table
Finished Cabinet
Wine & Spirits Cabinet
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