Furniture Styles - Fine Woodworking How-To

Furniture Styles

  • Asian-Flavored ApprenticeshipAsian-Flavored Apprenticeship

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Aaron Levine's quilted Western maple and lacewood tansu chest offers lessons in veneering, NK-style drawers which are screwed together, and adding wheels, which ...

  • How to Make a Shaker BoxHow to Make a Shaker Box

    by Pete Baxter

    Simple, practical, and elegant, the Shaker box was used to hold everything from sewing notions to seeds. It's not difficult to make, using straight-grain hardwood ...

  • Out of Nakashima’s ShadowOut of Nakashima’s Shadow

    by Stewart Wurtz

    This chest by Stewart Wurtz was designed to go into a home owned by avid collectors of George Nakashima's work. Wurtz wanted to honor Nakashima with the design ...

  • Traveling TansuTraveling Tansu

    by Jonathan Binzen

    This rolling tansu chest by Aaron Levine is based on a traditional Japanese furniture form, but when he designed it he was serving an apprenticeship and was at ...

  • Creating a CabinetCreating a Cabinet

    by Sam Norris

    Sam Norris wanted his liquor cabinet in light and dark madrone to stand out from the other designs in his class at the College of the Redwoods, so he got inspiration ...

  • Putting the Primal into Production: Dean PulverPutting the Primal into Production: Dean Pulver

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Dean Pulver combines the efficiency of machine work with the satisfaction of handwork to make his innovative tables. He got his production acumen from years of ...

  • 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....

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