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Furniture design has seen many styles and forms throughout its rich history, from the rectilinear designs of the Arts and Crafts movement to the instantly recognizable Windsor chair. Furniture makers and designers have set new trends across continents
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  • Pedestal Dining TablePedestal Dining Table

    by Tim Rousseau

    One of the great things about a pedestal dining table is that it lacks the four legs that routinely get in the way when trying to arrange chairs for diners. That ...

  • A Trestle Table with Modern AppealA Trestle Table with Modern Appeal

    by Daniel Chaffin

    This trestle table combines a classic design with modern details in a way that will fit into almost any home. The base is held together with mortise-and-tenon joints ...

  • A Bench That Fits Every RoomA Bench That Fits Every Room

    by Daniel Chaffin

    The clean, contemporary style of this bench makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are ...

  • Pro Portfolio: The Clever ChairPro Portfolio: The Clever Chair

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Michael Fortune builds efficiency into the process of making custom furniture. Learn about his process for designing and riffing on his trademark No. 1 Chair.

  • Furniture from Western HardwoodsFurniture from Western Hardwoods

    by Anissa Kapsales

    An audio slideshow featuring woodwork in alder, bay laurel, claro walnut, madrone, and tanoak, plus commentary from the makers

  • Pro Portfolio: Beautiful, the Hard WayPro Portfolio: Beautiful, the Hard Way

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A look at the evolution and growth of a furniture designer

  • Furniture Society Wants Your PrototypesFurniture Society Wants Your Prototypes

    by Gina Eide

    A broad call for entries for a summer 2008 juried exhibition of production furniture mockups

  • Fortune Earns Top Furniture PrizeFortune Earns Top Furniture Prize

    by Steve Scott

    Canadian studio furniture maker wins Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society for his body of work and contributions to the craft

  • Pro Portfolio: When West Meets EastPro Portfolio: When West Meets East

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Western craftsmen interpret classical Chinese furniture with an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.

  • Pro Portfolio: Design from Down UnderPro Portfolio: Design from Down Under

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Nature and a vivid imagination inspire the designs of an Australian furniture maker

  • A Society Dedicated to FurnitureVideo: A Society Dedicated to Furniture

    with Andrew Glasgow

    A collective of studio furniture makers carries on the business and craft of woodworking

  • Pro Portfolio: Perfectly IrregularPro Portfolio: Perfectly Irregular

    by Jonathan Binzen

    From fantasy to classical design, one furniture maker describes what inspires his broad range of work

  • Coffee Table in MahoganyCoffee Table in Mahogany

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This mahogany coffee table is modeled after the modern solid-wood Scandinavian furniture of the 1950s. The thin top appears to hover above two muscular arching ...

  • A Contemporary Corner TableA Contemporary Corner Table

    by Tony O'Malley

    An aversion to waste led Tony O’Malley to design and build a three-legged table to fit in a corner so it’s unobtrusive and useful. Using extra legs he had lying ...

  • Wharton EsherickWharton Esherick

    by John Kelsey

    Fine Woodworking's John Kelsey visited the Esherick Museum in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and discovered that the influence of Wharton Esherick on contemporary American ...

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