SAPFM Gulf States Chapter

The Gulf States Chapter brings the benefits of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) to the Central Gulf Region of the United States. The chapter is based in Mobile, AL and offers:

Woodworking Training

  • "Hands on" classes and demonstrations for all levels of wood workers.

  • Skill specific classes, and project making classes.

  • A developmental program to help woodworkers progress through skill levels from the absolute beginning to help them take their wood working in the direction of their choice.

Historic Education

  • Presentations that discuss:

  • The history of the "Cabinet Maker's" Trade,

  • The time periods of "Decorative Arts" styles in America since colonization.

  • Historic Tools, how to use  and tune them.

Networking with Like Minded People

  • Attending classes, seminars, and demonstrations gives attendees the biggest benefit of all; The opportunity to socialize with like minded people.

  • Being a chapter of SAPFM gives us the benefit to tap into an amazing amount of instructors and presenters from all over the country who specialize in almost every facet of high end wood working.


Most of our functions are being held at Fort Conde, 150 South Royal Street Mobile, Alabama 36602. The fort was constructed in 1723 by French explorers to protect the settlement of Mobile. The fort came under several flags during its existence but was disassembled in the 19th century. What stands on the site today is a 4/5 replica of part of the fort. For more information see



Be Informed

To see upcoming SAPFM GSC events please click "Activities" below.

To see descriptions of our classes and activities, Please click "Activity Descriptions" below.

To see what we are planning in the future, Please click "Future Plans" below.

To contact us, Please click "Contact Us" below, or email:

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) is legally recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for public and charitable purposes, to provide a forum for the education of the craft of period furniture-making.