DREW LANGSNER apprenticed with master cooper Ruedi Kohler in the Swiss Alps in 1972. After moving to North Carolina he was introduced to Swedish spoon and bowl carving under the tutelage of Wille Sundqvist. Drew began making ladderback chairs in 1979 with J. Alexander and Windsor chairs in 1983 with Dave Sawyer. Drew and Louise started Country Workshops in 1978. He has also taught classes in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Japan. Drew is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in “Fine Woodworking”, “American Woodworker”, “Woodwork” and other magazines. His five books on woodworking include Country Woodcraft , Green Woodworking and The Chairmaker’s Workshop.

Langsner ‘s current work combines full functionality with creative artistic expression.

This is number 3 from 2012. Sassafras.

Drew’s recent woodworking has focused on carving multi-hollow serving vessels that also co-exist as fine art sculpture. This example (left) is carved from air-dried sassafras. Visit our website to see color photos of Drew’s chairs, carved serving vessels, spoons and ladles.
We also include an archive of work made by our guest instructors from 1978 – 2014.

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Colorful butter knives carved by Drew Langsner.
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