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Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture

Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture Synopsis: Building a long chest of drawers with legs at each end but no supports in between doesn’t require an engineering degree, but it does require an understanding of the forces that act upon a piece of furniture. When...

A Queen Anne Dressing Table

A Queen Anne Dressing Table Synopsis: Although not a true replica, this lowboy incorporates the features found on Queen Anne pieces made in Connecticut during the 18th century. The ogee-scrolled apron is reminiscent of the acorn drops found on earlier William and Mary...

Behind the Design: Tim Coleman’s Arabesque

Behind the Design: Tim Coleman’s Arabesque Getting a glimpse into a great artist’s workflow is always an amazing thing. I get overwhelmed when I start designing a piece of furniture, forgetting that most of my favorite furniture was not designed in one sitting. It is...
Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris

Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris

Where CNC meets handwork: Owain Harris You might think that a woodworker who dives into using CNC equipment either doesn’t much like working by hand or doesn’t know how. Neither would be remotely true of Owain Harris. Harris, who works in Deerfield, New Hampshire, and...
Casework – FineWoodworking

Casework – FineWoodworking

Casework – FineWoodworking 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 construction...
Casework – FineWoodworking

Casework – FineWoodworking

Casework – FineWoodworking 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 construction...