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Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

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Revisiting an old design is a great opportunity to push the envelope, even if you were happy with the first try.

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FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man

FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man

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At Fine Woodworking Live, this summer in New Paltz, NY, you'll get to learn from and swap stories with many of our star authors, none brighter than Michael Fortune, of Toronto, Canada.

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New Book Covers Studio Furniture in Detail

New Book Covers Studio Furniture in Detail

A new book profiles some of the best studio furniture makers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

Praktrik-ally impossible furniture

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Designed to puzzle: Bulgarian architect Petar Zaharinov's clever designs range from practical, Danish-style aesthetics to M.C. Escher-like complexity. Plus, they come packaged in their own self-contained shopping baggie. Check out these nifty tables--they might boggle your senses!

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Creative musings

Creative musings

While on tour, FW Associate Editor Vlad Smishkewych meets fellow woodworkers within the music scene, gets to see a few wonderful pieces, and ponders the meaning of life for woodworkers and musicians.

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Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

Garry Bennett Trestle Table for Charity: Buy a piece of woodworking history

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One of Garry Bennett's iconic trestle tables will be auctioned off this weekend at the Furniture Society Conference in Boston

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Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

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While Maloof and Krenov certainly created the template for the modern studio furnituremaker, I think they they also shared an furniture style: an offshoot of Danish Modern. And recent makers have taken up that mantle.

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Nakashima: The Early Years

Nakashima: The Early Years

Exhibit highlights formative years of craftsman's career

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The Soul of a Wooden Shoe

The Soul of a Wooden Shoe

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Designer kicks it up a notch with high-style high-heel shoe sculptures

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Special Krenov focus in FWW is a strange coincidence

Special Krenov focus in FWW is a strange coincidence

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By a strange coincidence, FWW has three Krenov-inspired articles in the current issue. Together they form a fitting tribute to one of modern's woodworking's great luminaries, who passed away yesterday, just after we went to press.

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Is it OK to sell furniture based on FWW articles?

Is it OK to sell furniture based on FWW articles?

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Fine Woodworking's generous authors present some of their finest designs in the magazine, and you can make as many as you want for your own home, or as a gift. But a serious ethical question arises if you plan to make money off a design in the magazine.

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Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

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Check out boxes from around the globe at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine

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Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

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AWFS calls its design contest Fresh Wood, and it is designed to showcase the work of talented young high-school and post-secondary students. This year's showing was very inspiring.

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Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

The Furniture Society gave its highest honor, the Award of Distinction, this year to Vladimir Kagan, who began as a studio furniture maker but converted his pieces into commercial designs, and made his name as a factory furniture designer. But he never lost his connection to the woodshop and to working for individual clients.

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How good factory furniture is designed

How good factory furniture is designed

One of my favorite demos at last week's Furniture Society Conference was "Concept to Market," in which a team of craftmen turned a nice design into a prototype for manufacturing.

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San Diego guild show shines again

San Diego guild show shines again

The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association put on another great woodworking expo at the Del Mar County Fairgrounds this year.

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How I remember Sam Maloof

How I remember Sam Maloof

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I dialed Sam Maloof’s number timidly in 2005, just another writer calling for a piece of an icon. My idea was to do a twist on the typical Maloof homage, asking him instead to offer advice to...

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Maloof on Design

Maloof on Design

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Editor Asa Christiana interviews Maloof in 2005 on the subject of design. We weren't able to fit this material in the article in issue #179, but these thoughtful answers will be illuminating for fans of Maloof's work.

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Young woodworkers make beautiful furniture

Young woodworkers make beautiful furniture

Although still young, these two furniture makers produce stunning pieces. One does period and period inspired work, the other contemporary.

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Can Fine Woodworking and art furniture coexist?

Can Fine Woodworking and art furniture coexist?

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Discussion of recent quote by Tom Loeser in American Craft magazine

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