Changing Gears: Furniture Design

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

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 talk about more in the following months.  I want to examine what makes a piece of furniture genuinely beautiful. What are it’s proportions? How does grain pattern and color compliment the piece? What makes the piece unique? I plan to examine these topics in detail, as I attempt to develop my own personal style.

If this is a subject that excites you as well, stay tuned…