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Americas most important piece of furniture?

America's most important piece of furniture?

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Fine Woodworking author gets a unique commission

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Reinventing Nakashimas Straight Chair

Reinventing Nakashima's Straight Chair

Philadelphia University mounts exhibit on a master's original.

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Living Room Chair(s)

Living Room Chair(s)

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One of 2 chairs. Walnut, mortise and tenon joints, "Tung Oil Finish"

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Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

Furniture Society honors Vladimir Kagan

The Furniture Society gave its highest honor, the Award of Distinction, this year to Vladimir Kagan, who began as a studio furniture maker but converted his pieces into commercial designs, and made his name as a factory furniture designer. But he never lost his connection to the woodshop and to working for individual clients.

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Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table

Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table

Bow-arm Morris chairs, stool, and bow-front hall table - all constructed from cherry harvested near my home in Thomasville, GA.  Chair arms and table front are bent laminations.  My...

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Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

Furniture Society Conference had an industrial focus

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Although the focus of this year's Furniture Society Conference was the industrial furniture-making, there still were plenty of nuggets for small-shop woodworkers, and even more for aspiring pros.

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Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

Dilemma with Maloof Rocker Arm

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I was not satisfied with my first attempt at the Maloof Rocker Arm as shown in last week's blog entry. So I re-read the FWW # 42 article, "How to Make a Rocker". Each time I read Maloof's text, I...

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Maloof Rocker - Roughing into SketchUp

Maloof Rocker - Roughing into SketchUp

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Readers who know me will recognize my shift into contemporary with this blog entry. I admit being stuck in the 18th C with my furniture interests, but this excursion was too tempting. Some of my...

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Jacob Crespo Memorial Chair

Jacob Crespo Memorial Chair

I was commissioned on a volunteer basis to build this memorial chair in honor of Jacob Crespo, an eight year old environmentalist who died from a brain aneurysm last year.  Everything, minus the...

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Rustic Chair

Rustic Chair

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Rustic Chair - The legs were built from salvaged cedar posts smoothed with a draw knife and sanded.  The seat is buckeye and the backrest is walnut.

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Serpentine Chair

Serpentine Chair

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Dining chair in cherry, ebony, stainless steel, nylon monofilament line, nickel-plated aluminum. Finished with gel stain and laquer.

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Bending a Continuous Bow

Bending a Continuous Bow

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While struggling to steam bend fresh ash lumber in the shop, I'm also striving for better and easier methods of bending on the computer in SketchUp. For "real" bends, I'm learning to appreciate key...

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Savaronola (X) Chair

Savaronola (X) Chair

Many years ago I visited the Uffizi museum in Florence, Italy.  I loved the look of this chair but waited many years before building it. (The original photo is Image 3).  I recorded no...

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My first chair

My first chair

This chair is my first attempt at making a chair of any kind.  I actually didn’t have any desire to make a chair until I started seeing more and more people posting chairs on this site and...

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soft maple stool

soft maple stool

These stools are made from soft maple with through mortise and tenons with a hard maple wedge. these are a first attempt at any kind of furniture making for me. I have two of them because the legs...

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Louis XV style Side Chair

Louis XV style Side Chair

This is the side chair that is part of the same set from my previous post. It is also made out of birch and has a cane back. All the parts are carved and shaped by hand. All the beading on these...

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Chair, Heal Thyself

Chair, Heal Thyself

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Too bad Humpty Dumpty didn't have this self-repairing technology

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Louis XV Style Chair

Louis XV Style Chair

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Louis XV style arm chair made from birch. This chair is part of a set which includes a writting table and side chair. The design is from several photo's that was provided by the Architect. This...

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Grandkids Highchair

Grandkids Highchair

jrob208 writes: There is a large cabinet shop here in Idaho Falls, Id that does mostly commercial casework. They strip their bulk lumber when it comes in and discard the scraps. I go through the...

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Oak Floor Chair

Oak Floor Chair

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The Oak Floor Chair was made from reclaimed oak flooring.  The flooring was re-sawn into 2.5" wide by 1/8" thick strips which were laminated with the original finish on the front and back of the...

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