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Making Sense of Mahogany by Matt Kenney

Making Sense of Mahogany by Matt Kenney

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...

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Looking Back on Sam Maloof by Jonathan Binzen

Looking Back on Sam Maloof by Jonathan Binzen

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...

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Back Cover: Working Marriage

Back Cover: Working Marriage

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)

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the latest dana dining chairs

the latest 'dana' dining chairs

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It has been a huge adventure since the conception of the idea and making the mini-prototype the doing 4 simultaneously and feedback continues to be very positive, especially a lot of Sam Maloof...

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Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

Students make strong showing in AWFS design contest

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AWFS calls its design contest Fresh Wood, and it is designed to showcase the work of talented young high-school and post-secondary students. This year's showing was very inspiring.

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sack back Windsor

sack back Windsor

Windsor chair that I just finished using 3 colors of milk paint. Built the chair in a 5 day chair class w/instructor Jock Jones.

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The Nest

The Nest

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This chair was for a school project. Made with Alder and did all the upholostry myself. Finished with nine coats of 3 part oil.

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My Strategy with SketchUp

My Strategy with SketchUp

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There are a number of ways SketchUp is used in woodworking including:1. The development of a conceptual design2. Creating views and images for client review3. Working out a complex joint4. Estimating...

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Morris Chair #1

Morris Chair #1

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Bowed-arm Morris Chair and footstool made from rift and quartersawn white oak and finished with both water-based and oil stain; through mortise and tenon construction and leather upholstery...

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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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