Regional Design

Historically, furniture design has been greatly influenced by geography. The customs of the local culture as well as the available materials dictated much of what was produced by furniture makers. Of course, all this changed with the advent of overseas
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  • Make a Country HutchMake a Country Hutch

    by Andrew Hunter

    With its open top and decorative side cutouts, this cabinet has its design roots in the 17th century. It relies primarily on nails for strength. The box-joined ...

  • Scandinavian Kitchen TableScandinavian Kitchen Table

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This simple and unpretentious table is designed to be used, and the unusual construction makes it robust enough for the most avid home cook. Dispensing with typical ...

  • Build a Louisiana Creole TableBuild a Louisiana Creole Table

    by Greg Arceneaux

    This table, a close reproduction of an original built around 1800, is a wonderful example of Louisiana Creole style. The legs are cabriole and the bottom edge of ...

  • 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

  • Side Table with a TwistSide Table with a Twist

    by Chris Gochnour

    This drop-leaf table is based on an early English piece, but Chris Gochnour has given his design a distinctly American Arts and Crafts look. When the leaves are ...

  • Chairs from the Irion CommissionChairs from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of more work from the extensive commission that reproduced 90 pieces of classic American furniture

  • Greatest Commission Ever?Greatest Commission Ever?

    by Jonathan Binzen

    It was a once-in-a-lifetime scenario. A customer who had a passion for furniture, an enormous, empty house, and the desire to fill it with reproductions of the ...

  • Lower Case Pieces from the Irion CommissionLower Case Pieces from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of more work from the extensive commission that reproduced 90 pieces of classic American furniture

  • Tables from the Irion CommissionTables from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of more work from the extensive commission that reproduced 90 pieces of classic American furniture

  • Tall Case Pieces from the Irion CommissionTall Case Pieces from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of the “greatest American period furniture ever built,” crafted by the Irion Company Furniture Makers

  • Tall Clocks and More from the Irion CommissionTall Clocks and More from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of more work from the extensive commission that reproduced 90 pieces of classic American furniture

  • Pro Portfolio: Irion Company Furniture MakersPro Portfolio: Irion Company Furniture Makers

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Tour a reproduction shop with a passion for period furniture

  • Insight from the AuctionInsight from the Auction

    by Garrett Hack

    New Hampshire Furniture Masters' 12th annual event gives lessons on pricing your work and more

  • A Modern BenchA Modern Bench

    by Mark Edmundson

    A chair by famed Swedish designer Carl Malmsten inspired Mark Edmundson to design this bench when he was still a woodworking student. Since then, he has built quite ...

  • Poetry on WoodPoetry on Wood

    by Chitra Balasubramaniam

    Indian craftsman uses ancient pierced-stone carving patterns on wood and furniture

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