Furniture Styles

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  • Finishing Technique for Greene and Greene FurnitureVideo: Finishing Technique for Greene and Greene Furniture

    with Matt Kenney

    A simple recipe for reproducing this classic furniture style's finish

  • Mother Nature Meets Her MatchMother Nature Meets Her Match

    by Jonathan Binzen

    When Greg Brown decided to build a live-edge table in tribute to his older brother, he stepped away from the stark, plain base design that is traditionally paired ...

  • A Seat in the TreesA Seat in the Trees

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Greg Klassen’s slender side chair is packed with personal history....

  • Uncommon Arts & CraftsUncommon Arts & Crafts

    by Jonathan Binzen

    There is a wealth of amazing Arts and Crafts design to be found outside the mainstream—away from the well-known and much-heralded pieces by the likes of the Greene ...

  • Building a Community of BenchesBuilding a Community of Benches

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Take a closer look at four of the utopian benches Francis Cape re-created after traveling to 12 Utopian communities and writing a book about the benches he found ...

  • 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 ...

  • Butternut BeautyButternut Beauty

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Garrett Hack mixes classic styling with playful details in his butternut cabinet....

  • A Journey to BombéA Journey to Bombé

    by Thomas McKenna

    A bombe chest is a tour de force for a woodworker, requiring a combination of excellent technical skills, eye for detail, and period furniture acumen to pull off. ...

  • Chair Fuses Best of East and WestChair Fuses Best of East and West

    by Jonathan Binzen

    See how John Cameron blends the design of a 500-year-old Ming Dynasty chair with modern furniture in his version of the "official's hat" armchair....

  • Massachusetts MingMassachusetts Ming

    by Jonathan Binzen

    John Cameron designs a modern version of the Chinese “official’s hat” armchair....

  • 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? ...

  • Trickery and TributeTrickery and Tribute

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Silas Kopf's cabinet is a direct tribute to the golden age of intarsia, particularly the work of Abraham and David Roentgen, the 18th-century German makers who ...

  • Elements of FederalElements of Federal

    by Steve Latta

    The Federal period was an exciting time for the young United States and a prolific one for furniture makers. Stringing, banding, exotic veneers, and inlay are some ...

  • Heart of the BackHeart of the Back

    by Jonathan Binzen

    The nine separate parts that make up the back have to be linked seamlessly and flow together fluidly. See how he did it.

  • Secret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and ConquerSecret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and Conquer

    by Mario Rodriguez

    The turned legs on Mario Rodriguez's Sheraton table look daunting. They start with tight stack of rings, followed by 12 carved, tapered reeds that end in a small ...

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