Furniture Design

If you aren't following a set of commercial plans to build a piece of furniture, then most likely you will encounter the design process. Don't be afraid -- following a few basic principles and trusting your intuition will take you far.The Basics: • Devise
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  • Furniture by chainsawFurniture by chainsaw

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  • 4 Ways to Make Panels Pop4 Ways to Make Panels Pop

    by Asa Christiana

    Doors are dominant on most cabinet designs, so dressing up door panels is an easy way to make furniture stand out. And because they are flat and finite, panels ...

  • The Right Way to Use ContrastThe Right Way to Use Contrast

    by Garrett Hack

    Using different woods, grains, and color to add contrast is a great way to make your furniture stand out from the crowd. The trick is to do it effectively, understanding ...

  • Basic, at First GlanceBasic, at First Glance

    by Anissa Kapsales

    Hank Holzer has managed to pack an outstanding number of technical challenges into what appears to be a simple chair

  • Success With Large SlabsSuccess With Large Slabs

    by D. Douglas Mooberry

    Chances are, you're used to shaping wood to fit the project, whether you're carving ball-and-claw feet or shaping molding on a router table. But when you work with ...

  • High Design, Low PriceHigh Design, Low Price

    by Anissa Kapsales

    Michael Fortune's made-for-production chair

  • Illustrated Guide to DrawersIllustrated Guide to Drawers

    by Matthew Teague

    At their essence, drawers are simple things--just boxes that slide into an opening in a case or table. But there are so many different ways to design and make a ...

  • Hang It UpHang It Up

    by Anissa Kapsales

    Planning ahead pays big dividends when it comes to hanging a wall cabinet or shelf. It's best to consider how you plan to hang your work even before you start construction. ...

  • Precise Tools for Drawing CurvesPrecise Tools for Drawing Curves

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Michael Fortune uses all manner of curves in his furniture. Once he nails down the design, he likes to create full-size drawings of any curved parts. This makes ...

  • Cartouche Winner Shakes Things UpCartouche Winner Shakes Things Up

    by Asa Christiana

    Alf Sharp rattles the traditionalists, calling on them to show greater acceptance of contemporary furniture

  • What's Your Sign?What's Your Sign?

    by Charlie Reina

    Many woodworkers like to "sign" their work so that future generations will know who made it. We asked around to see the different ways that readers and contributors ...

  • Building FurnitureBuilding Furniture

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    The world's best teachers show you better techniques and beautiful projects in this special online collection

  • New Hampshire Furniture On BlockNew Hampshire Furniture On Block

    by Garrett Hack

    Live auction a 'humbling marketplace' for furniture makers who participate in annual event

  • Square Peg in a Round HoleSquare Peg in a Round Hole

    by Roger Heitzman

    Roger Heitzman knew there had to be an easier way to install decorative square pegs on a piece of Arts and Crafts furniture than to make countless numbers of round ...

  • Personalize Your FurniturePersonalize Your Furniture

    by Charles Shackleton

    Hand carving dresses up a piece of handmade furniture and makes it truly personal. It’s also a chance to cut loose from the bonds of ruler and marking knife and ...

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