Changing Gears: Furniture Design

Furniture Design

I’d like to change gears for a minute and discuss something that I’m truly passionate about: furniture design. It’s one subject that just isn’t talked about enough. It’s the one thing that sets the masters apart from amateur. More importantly, I believe it’s a skill that anyone can learn. Design is something I plan to … Read moreChanging Gears: Furniture Design

Roubo Design Update: What I Learned

Finished Roubo Bench

The Roubo design is complete.  The bench top might be taking longer than I’d like, but at least I was able to finalize the details.  Does anyone want to donate a powered jointer? I had a few minutes over my lunch break, and was able to finish the sliding dead-man, bang out a vise chop, … Read moreRoubo Design Update: What I Learned

Sketchup to the Rescue

  While reviewing the instructions for my Bench Crafted leg vise, I realized that the location of the tenon for my front stretcher was going to interfere with the mortise of the criss-cross. Bench Crafted provides details on how to work around this if you’re using their nuts and bolts. However, I wanted to stay … Read moreSketchup to the Rescue

Warm Weather Means Outdoor Furniture

It’s getting warm, which means I’ll likely be building lots of outdoor furniture. Here I’m using Cypress to build a pair of Adirondack chairs for a new customer. They will be based off of Norm Abram’s classic design, but differ in a few key details. This time I will be using a template on a … Read moreWarm Weather Means Outdoor Furniture