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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  • End Grain on DisplayEnd Grain on Display

    by Asa Christiana

  • Furniture by chainsawFurniture by chainsaw

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  • 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

  • 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

  • All About Furniture DesignAll About Furniture Design

    by Matt Berger

  • Making a Classic ContemporaryMaking a Classic Contemporary

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Furniture makers have been tweaking and changing the design of the Windsor chair ever since the first one was built, and Curtis Buchanan is no exception. See how ...

  • Develop Your Own DesignsDevelop Your Own Designs

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Learning to design furniture can seem intimidating, but Michael Fortune has boiled down his technique into seven basic steps that any woodworker can follow. His ...

  • Dreaming of Going Pro?Dreaming of Going Pro?

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Ever wondered if you could make a living at woodworking? Even for the most talented furniture makers, it’s a struggle. And in the wake of the economic meltdown ...

  • Wishbone DeskWishbone Desk

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Aled Lewis's "Wish Desk" uses a joinery system that combines splines, slip tenons, and a segmented sliding dovetail. The wishbone-shaped legs become part of the ...

  • The Classic Shaker StyleThe Classic Shaker Style

    by Christian Becksvoort

    What makes a piece of furniture quintessentially Shaker? What defines the style that so many furniture makers see as the epitome of clean lines and excellent craftsmanship? ...

  • 4 Way to Top a Box4 Way to Top a Box

    by Matt Kenney

    Boxes are fun to make and don't cost you much in materials or time. In fact, there's nothing about making a box that is tedious, except perhaps installing the hinges. ...

  • The Best Woodworker You've Never Heard ofThe Best Woodworker You've Never Heard of

    by Jonathan Binzen

    In the course of his 50-year career, Jere Osgood has quietly pushed the boundaries of innovation in terms of furniture making style and structure. His work is featured ...

  • Whimsical table, serious structureWhimsical table, serious structure

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Jere Osgood describes his Wave table, with its curves and contours imitating ocean waves and its legs inspired by reeds, as “metaphorical furniture.” But there’s ...

  • Asymmetry: The Designer's SecretAsymmetry: The Designer's Secret

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Perfect symmetry is easy to find—in faces, in furniture, in architecture, even in nature. It appeals to us, and gives us a sense of balance and harmony. That's ...

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