7 questions with Craig Thibodeau
We ask this master of the puzzle cabinet some tough questions, like “who is your favorite furniture maker,” and “what’s it like having your pieces go ‘viral’ on YouTube?”
Craig Thibodeau has been a professional furniture maker for 20 years and a frequent contributor to FWW for many of those, focusing mainly on veneering techniques and inlay. His recent book, The Craft of Veneering (The Taunton Press, 2018) makes world-class results accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Over recent years his work has focused increasingly on puzzle furniture with complex internal mechanics, commissioned by collectors around the world.
To see videos of these pieces in action, visit ctfinefurniture.com.
What’s your favorite piece that you’ve made?
Who is your favorite furniture maker?
What is your favorite tool?
What’s it like to have your pieces go viral online?
Be on the lookout for Craig’s next article in the next issue of Fine Woodworking.
If there’s a single thing to be learned from Craig’s upcoming article it’s that veneered boxes are fun to make. Craig will show you how to make a mitered, veneered box that he describes as simple but that looks anything but!