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comments (2) January 21st, 2010 in blogs

MKenney Matthew Kenney, senior editor
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Art Deco bones. This was a concept drawing for a cabinet on stand Im currently building. Check out the story behind it at the Furniture Design blog. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Art Deco bones. This was a concept drawing for a cabinet on stand I'm currently building. Check out the story behind it at the Furniture Design blog.

Photo: Matt Kenney

Many of us find it difficult to design furniture. But if you're like me, you'd much rather strike out on a new path than make reproductions. So I'm sketching away as much as possible, trying to refine my eye, my sense of proportion, and my own aesthetic. That's why I like two blogs I recently came across. I've known Jamon Schlimgen for a while (we met on Twitter). He's a furniture maker in New York state and has set quite a challenge for himself. He's going to post a new design every day for a year. You can see his progress at his blog, The Drawing Boards. If you'd like to post some of your own drawings, try another of his blogs, Furniture Design. It's a community blog in that anyone can post to it. That's a great idea, because one thing that most woodworkers lack is a group of collegues to share ideas with.  I've already posted two of my own designs there and gotten some good questions.



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Comments (2)

bvww bvww writes: Thanks for the mention Matt. I look forward to more people getting involved with the site. The more people participate the more we'll all grow.
Posted: 2:49 pm on January 21st

marcus83247 marcus83247 writes: Great idea - in many ways designing is the hardest part of the process of making furniture. Often good design can rescue average technique, but even brilliant technique will never rescue poor design....
Posted: 12:42 pm on January 21st

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