Washington State furnituremaker Greg Klassen describes his journey in woodworking--from working with scraps and two tools on his back porch to learning from superb teachers in California and Sweden. His work marks a journey, too, from formal cabinetmaking to a free-form style that celebrates the tree in its raw state.
Fine Woodworking contributing editor Michael Fortune has been making custom furniture for more than 40 years. This slideshow presents a wide range of his furniture and also takes you into his shop to see some of the brilliant jigs he devises.
John Cameron's new white oak chairs blend Ming Dynasty elegance with contemporary Western practicality. In this audio slide show he gives a guided tour of the new chairs and describes the process of designing and building them.
Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye," and that is exactly what FWW author Craig Thibodeau has done with his best piece to date, an Art Deco-style table with incredible marquetry and secret compartments.
Peter Galbert makes Windsor chairs in a house whose origins go back 210 years to its first owner—another Windsor chairmaker. Explore his new shop in the old house and catch a glimpse of his stunning chairs.
Using straightforward turning and carving techniques, Irish woodworker Liam Flynn turns extraordinary vessels from green wood and enriches their refined forms with freehand fluting. This slideshow presents an array of his work and methods.
Chairmaker Brian Boggs, well-known for his furniture, is trying to realize a long-held dream: to bring a group of craftsmen together in a collective venture. This video shows Boggs and others describing his furniture and the Boggs Collective.
Marquetry has a long history, and Ulrike Scriba was inspired by some of the fine work of the past three centuries in her native Germany. But her work strikes out in a new direction, blending an experimental approach to making patterns with an exacting grasp of the craft.