After a rigorous nationwide search, NBSS has found a dynamic, thoughtful leader who can articulate the value of a skills-based education, and build on the institution's 137-year tradition of excellence. We welcome visionary educator and artist Sarah Turner as the next President of North Bennet Street School.
Making chairs can be intimidating even to experienced woodworkers, and Chippendale chairs are no exception. De-mystify the process with this FineWoodworking article by Cabinet & Furniture Making instructor Steve Brown CF '90. Steve also wrote a bonus master class on compound-angle tenons, a key element in constructing the back of the chair.
As we celebrate Veterans Day, we're proud of each and every veteran who has made the decision to call NBSS their educational "home." Just as they've benefited from an NBSS education, we've benefited by having veterans as an integral part of our School's culture and heritage since 1920.
Do you dream of making musical instruments for a living? Strings Magazine offers advice for those considering violin making school from two established luthiers, including Julia Felix, who attended our Violin Making & Repair program.
For the past 12 years, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF '99 has led NBSS as its president, the first graduate of the School to do so. He will step down at the end of this year, December 2018. During a recent visit in his office—with a writing desk of his own design and making behind him—Miguel reflected on his time as President and offered a glimpse of his own plans for the future.
At NBSS, you get a big picture perspective. You know what's supposed to happen before and after. Everybody should learn this way... I don't look at the world the same way now that I know how to build a house. That's priceless.
The biggest obstacle I faced before applying to NBSS was my own doubt. After I decided to go for it, everything fell into place... The Cabinet & Furniture Making program gave me the skills to make whatever I dream up. It was an excellent investment in my life and career.
There is no other place to get this type of training. If you want to set yourself apart, NBSS will give you more credibility and knowledge than you could get with 10 years in the field. It is the best money you will ever spend.