Woodworker: Bill PerryPerry set out to make a comb-back Windsor chair that was as light and graceful as possible while still maintaining its strength. The chair has a poplar seat, maple legs and...
Woodworker: Jim Hoyne
A former physician, Jim Hoyne decided to pursue a second career as a furniture maker and enrolled in Gary Rogowski's distance mastery program. He built this bench during his...
Woodworker: Thomas Moser
Inspired by his love of Shaker furniture, Thomas Moser started his one-man shop in 1971. Today, Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers has nearly 100 skilled woodworkers. The...
Woodworker: John P. McCormack
McCormack built this chair as his thesis project at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The design highlights two sides of his training: traditional furniture...
Woodworker: Mark Whitley
Whitley riffed off the concept of a Shaker apothecary cabinet to create this chest of drawers. Each drawer is hand dovetailed and Whitley dyed the inside of each a graduated...
Woodworker: Steve Barolow
Barlow used this padauk and ash bench to move away from rectilinear furniture and explore soft curves. The seat and legs were rough-cut on the bandsaw, and then refined with...
Woodworker: Glen G. Guarino
Guarino built this table under deadline. His client gave him six weeks to construct the piece in time for Thanksgiving dinner. The tear-drop shaped legs in ash were...
Woodworker: Glen G. Guarino
Guarino crafted this table from an ash tree that fell down near a school where he taught. He embellished it with strips of zebrawood.
Photo: Richard Russo
Woodworker: R.J. SpomerThis dresser is from a bedroom set Spomer made on commission. The walnut for the carcase was salvaged from a nearby storm-damaged tree and the sweetgum drawer fronts also are...
Woodworker: Wil Wolski
Wolski, a student of Rosewood Studio's 9-month Craftsman Course, says "this piece was inspired by the natural arc created by a tree branch and the desire to capture it with...
Woodworker: Justin Williams
Although Williams plays football and wrestles at Springfield High School -- baseball will always be his passion. This chair contains 5 official Rawlings baseballs and a...
Woodworker: Daniel H. Phillips
Phillips, a North Bennett Street School student, adapted a drawing from Thomas Sheraton’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book for the design of this...
Woodworker: Jeremy and Jason Lynch
The Lynch brothers (Jason, front seat; Jeremy, back) spent the summer of 2006 looking for a challenging project for the school year. The Springfield High School...
Woodworker: Rob Brown
Rob Brown built this piece because he liked the history of the form. Step tansu were traditionally used in Japan to give owners access to their upper level. Because Japanese...
Woodworker: Alan Turner
Turner made this piece for a family seeking a step stool. The dual-function is handy, but Turner added craftsmanship and style so there's no confusing it with something from a...
Woodworker: Jeffrey Patrick
This cherry-and-ash cabinet was designed in collaboration with Sandra Ramsey Assoc. The clients presented a poor photocopy of a case that had a silver, corduroylike...
Woodworker: Bruce K. Brown
Brown's Bentwood Rocker is the culmination of three years of trial-and-error to perfect a comfortable design and that rocks well. The curvy lines of his father's insignia...
Woodworker: Sean Connin
Connin built this table while participating in the New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making's Studio-Based Learning Program. He says the design was a collaborative effort...
Woodworker: Fred Wilson
Wilson's experience as a canoe builder influenced the design of this walnut-and-ash chair. He wanted to make a lightweight, comfortable "wooden cushion" that would conform to...
Woodworker: David Hurwitz
Hurwitz began carving kitchen utensils about 13 years ago as a way to use the scraps accumulating in his shop. Seeing them as an exploration in form, he considers each one a...
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