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Mining Danish Modern

Mining Danish Modern

Mining Danish Modern In this first Designer’s Notebook department, we take a look at the inspiration and design process behind a desk by Timothy Rousseau. The inspiration was Danish Modern, and the end view of the desk was the element that consumed much of the maker’s...
A Beaded Frame for the Kitchen Dresser

A Beaded Frame for the Kitchen Dresser

A Beaded Frame for the Kitchen Dresser I’m building this Kitchen Dresser, circa 1750, and it has a beaded frame in its top section. Below is the assembly with the beaded frame selected and highlighted. The following picture shows an exploded view of the frame. This...
Lacework in Oak

Lacework in Oak

Lacework in Oak When Pascal Oudet turns vessels from oak, he takes the material down to its very essence — the medullary rays and growth rings–revealing a beautiful portrait of one of the world’s most well-known woods. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special...
Tongue-and-Groove Door for the Kitchen Dresser

Tongue-and-Groove Door for the Kitchen Dresser

Tongue-and-Groove Door for the Kitchen Dresser Continuing on my Kitchen Dresser project, I’ll get to the design for the tongue-and-groove door. In this 1750s Pennsylvania German piece, both the back panel and the front door use this style of joinery, which also...
Weekend Project: A Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf

Weekend Project: A Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf

Weekend Project: A Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf My wife, Colleen, occasionally asks me to build a piece of furniture for our home. I would love nothing more than to honor these requests, but there never seems to be time. But a hanging shelf is one project that I figured...

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