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Woodworking students prepare for upcoming Selkirk College year-end show

By Contributor
May 8th, 2012

Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking students will be hosting their much anticipated Year-End show from May 25-27.

This annual event will return to its venue at the Nelson Trading Co. Building, located at 402 Baker Street.

The Fine Woodworking program is renowned in the design and woodworking communities for the highly skilled craftsman it turns out, with much credit owing to their instructors Michael Grace and David Fraser.

Students come from all across Canada, with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, to learn from the instructors and work in the college’s world-class workshop.

Instructors have led the class in acquiring traditional and innovative technical skills so they leave armed with an extensive knowledge base for fine furniture making.

Just as importantly, the students are leaving with a better understanding of design and their creative process, having gone through the vigorous task of turning creative concepts into realities. 

This year’s class of 20 students have persevered through the nine month program to produce exquisite pieces of furniture and invite everyone to come out and celebrate their accomplishments, while taking in a closer inspection of their work.

Some of the pieces on display will be for sale.

The show will open on Friday, the 25th, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a reception open to the public from 7-9 p.m. with all of this year’s Fine Woodworking students and faculty in attendance.

The show will continue Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. 

Throughout the weekend, there will always be students on hand to answer questions and to talk about their work and their experience in the program.

For more information on the Fine Woodworking program at Selkirk College, and to view an online gallery of faculty and past student work, visit

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