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Oden Gallery is an online only gallery representing 12 talented woodworkers. They are so talented in fact that most have been in Fine Woodworking magazine at one time or another. Anyway, Oden Gallery...
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Coming to San Francisco: The students of the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking program will be bringing their work to San Francisco for a special show at the end of May. Handmade/Mindmade will...
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Fine furniture lovers are invited to join the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association for an "Evening with the Masters" at the Castle in the Clouds in New Hampshire. On Sunday, August 18 four...
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This is a good sign for the life of woodworking. A few weeks ago I received emails from 3 different people proudly showing off the work of some young woodworkers they know. The kids range in age from...
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This year’s Maine Wood 2012, is the third biennial show of its kind hosted by the Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The show highlights the...
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I recently offered “Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck” in one of my book giveaways. So when I saw the news of a recent charity auction where Russ sold one of his chairs, I was...
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The difficulty of this Federal heartback chair is what attracted Steve Brown when he chose it for his final project at North Bennet Street School. The other attraction was the curves, which Brown...
This large Shaker piece made by Christian Becksvoort, combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to the...
This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are...
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We had our company holiday party last week. It was nice. We closed the office at 2:00 and headed over to our old Distribution Center (nicely decorated for the holidays) for some cocktails...
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Michael Pekovich set out to turn a dark, damp, cold garage into a warm, four-season workspace. With its drafty doors and concrete floor, Pekovich's uninsulated shop was limited to warmweather...
This tool chest by Trevor Hadden carries a legacy of craftsmanship. Hadden’s tutor was California furniture maker Michael Cullen, who based the program on his own training under...
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This corner chair is loosely based on one that was made in New York around 1765. The cabriole legs, relief-shell carving, and curved front rails reflect the earlier Queen Anne period, while the...
An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This scaled-down version preserves the...
Inlay is one of Steve Latta's favorite ways to personalize his work, and he uses a technique that allows him to cut consistent grooves whether the inlay pattern is simple or complex. His approach...
David Haig's curved rocking chairs can be found in 15 countries on four continents. He's built so many that it has become his signature piece. Yet he never seems to tire of the challenge. Read more...
This curved bench is a study in elegant simplicity. The curved seat offers a comfortable place to sit, and the construction wastes very little wood. The seat is made from two planks of wood. All it...
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Seth Rolland constructs the sunburst top of his demilune table from one 12/4 board, 10 in. wide by 30 in. long. Working alone in the shop he built in Port Townsend, Wash., Rolland likes to design...
That beautiful veneer you used for your last project didn't just fall off a truck. Somebody had to discover the one log among hundreds that contained that stunning figure, and then it had to be...
The joinery in this small dresser mirror combines dovetails and miters in an innovative way. The author explains how to do two versions -- a frame joint that has great mechanical strength and is...
Andrew Hunter explains why he uses the sliding dovetail joint to secure tabletops to their bases. This construction method keeps a solid-board top flat and allows for seasonal expansion and...
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This freestanding frame allows the display of two pieces of art simultaneously on a tabletop, desk, or other flat space. It is designed to be easily disassembled to change artwork. The sleek design...
Learn to build elegant furniture for your garden, deck, or patio with expert advice from three makers: Hank Gilpin, Michael Fortune, and Matt Kenney. Each offers a plan for outdoor seating that is...
The cabriole leg has been produced by furniture makers in thousands of variations since its heyday in the 18th century. This collection shows how the furniture makers of today are putting a new spin...
This Edward Barnsley-inspired table incorporates many of that designer's trademark elements. In the course of building the table, Kevin Kauffunger demonstrates how to create these elements: the...
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With its quartersawn oak, exposed joinery, fumed finish, and hand-hammered hardware, this case piece would not be out of place in an antique Stickley catalog. The through-mortises are a critical...
Using different woods, grains, and color to add contrast is a great way to make your furniture stand out from the crowd. The trick is to do it effectively, understanding what type of contrast to use...
Doors are dominant on most cabinet designs, so dressing up door panels is an easy way to make furniture stand out. And because they are flat and finite, panels are a great place to try out new...
The fluted quarter columns that adorn the front corners of classical furniture are not as difficult to create as they look. Especially if you use Jeff Headley's method. Instead of turning a whole...
Every once in a while, Hank Gilpin takes time away from designing and making amazing furniture, landscapes - and even bridges - to see what's possible on a smaller scale. All of these trays...
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These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters the whole feel of the table. The...
Doug Mooberry's sea-themed chest of drawers has the overall proportions, cock-beaded drawers, and reeded quarter-columns of a classic Chippendale. But Mooberry “kicked it up a notch” with...
Browse Michael Fortune's gallery of furniture and you'll quickly know that he's an expert on curved work. His method for creating a veneered curved panel uses a veneer press and a shopmade bending...
Learn to make a strong, attractive wall-hung cabinet like this one by Garrett Hack. The smart sliding-dovetail case construction creates a very sturdy cabinet and makes it easy to attach decorative...
Bill Nyberg uses two innovative methods to simplify a common project -- a decorative box with a rabbeted lid. The traditional way is to build a solid box, cut off the lid on the tablesaw, and then...
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Wouldn’t it be fun to make a Xylophone with your kids or grandkids? Well, now you can...
The 10th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show awards ceremony was held on Nov 7, 2009 in Kerrville, Texas. The Judges’ Special Award sponsored by Fine Woodworking was won by Danny Kamerath of...
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Anatole Burkin bought a house with a detached garage so he could dedicate the space to woodworking. Greg Paolini built a new two-car garage to house his shop, knowing that it could easily convert...
In a dream workshop that blends into Pennsylvania farm country, Brad Smith turns out furniture using parts from farm tools. Check out the latest back cover from Fine Woodworking
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Mahogany is one of the finest furniture woods, but before you go out and buy it, there's a lot you need to know. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207). Learn the difference between Cuban mahogany, the...
Furniture makers look back on the life and times of Sam Maloof, reflecting on his unique contributions to woodworking and how he touched their lives personally and influenced their furniture designs...
Hank Holzer and Judith Ames have worked side by side since the early '80s. They share a marriage and a son, but their furniture styles are quite distinct. (Fine Woodworking, issue # 207)
Making a patterned box using scraps of contrasting veneer is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Adrian Ferrazzutti (Fine Woodworking issue # 207)demonstrates how attention to detail can...
The clean, contemporary style of this bench (Fine Woodworking issue # 207)makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are tapered...
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Learn the secrets to applying a high-gloss finish that brings out the color, depth, and figure in wood. (FWW # 206, High-Gloss Finish Made Simple by Sean Clarke). Brushing or spraying alone won't do...
The artful use of grain patterns can enhance the design and functionality of a piece of furniture.
The slab shapes the project. The slab is the star.
This low chest is a twist on the traditional Shaker blanket chest.
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A great book about an understudied area of furniture craftsmen during 1710-1850
A proud father sends us a letter with photos of a Queen Anne highboy that his two sons made based on an article in Fine Woodworking. These are the letters we look forward to.
31 contemporary woodturning artists from around the globe are featured in this book
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This is my first woodworking project. When I saw an excerpt from Doug Stowe's recent book, "Basic Box Making" on FW.com, I printed it off and brought it home to my husband & told...