Q&A with Period Furniture Maker Philip C. Lowe
You asked for it, you got it. Philip C. Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts answers questions from our forum in this video Q&A. During a recent video shoot with we snagged a bit of time for this informal video extra.
In the first video clip, Lowe talks about how he got into woodworking. Turns out started as his father’s attempt to keep him “off the streets” as a teenager…
He also answers questions on his first workbench (2), the most important part of his training (3), his favorite tools (4), how he stays safe in the shop (5), how he compensates for the toll that woodworking takes on the body (6) the music he listens to in the shop(7), and contemporary woodworkers that he admires (8).
We filmed these clips during a break from a larger video shoot on period details. The cabriole leg video is live now… stay tuned for segments on crafting a flame finial or a Sheraton-style reeded leg.