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Design Discussion: Evan Court’s Salmon Falls Chairs

Design Discussion: Evan Court’s Salmon Falls Chairs Recently I was left with an extra day in the middle of a New Hampshire trip, so as any good woodworking journalist (am I really a journalist?) would do, I set my course on Rollinsford. To most people, Rollinsford is...
Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill? Synopsis: Designing vs. building, the creative vs. the practical—there are two distinct aspects to building furniture, and simply because you have technical skill doesn’t mean you naturally have a talent for design. We ask four...
Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer Maybe you threw confetti, sent cards to loved ones, or jumped out of a cake wearing nothing but a bowtie. Perhaps you went to a museum exhibit or carved a cabriole leg instead. Regardless, you did not let June 2018 pass...
SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay [embedded content] Legs set at an angle other than vertical is a common feature of stools, chairs, and some tables. Christian Becksvoort’s Sturdy Stool is a good example as well as the typical Windsor chair....
SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers

SketchUp to Shop: Serpentine Chest of Drawers [embedded content] I’ve recently finished the construction of an 18th C. Serpentine Chest of Drawers. It’s one of the most complicated pieces I’ve done, as the shapes create a lot of complexity. This was my first...
Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp

Effecting a Serpentine Shaped Drawer in SketchUp The Exploded Drawer I’m finishing an English 18th C. Serpentine Chest, circa 1750. The primary wood is Honduran Mahogany and secondary, Monterey Pine. Crotch mahogany veneer is used on the Drawer Fronts. Here is a...