A New Video!I am excited to get out another video. They take a lot of time to create and, thankfully, I have been busy this summer with my business but it hampers my ability to make videos! I am advancing in my skills and you will notice that I added photos documentary-style in this video (I love the Ken Burns effect.) Some Thoughts on Design and Construction The most difficult part of making furniture is creating the design. I share some of the thought process for creating my Shaker...
What I should be doing… is getting my shop in order because I got a truckload of wood and sheet goods from guy that was moving his shop. I have a built-in banquette to get going on in the shop now that the holidays and family mayhem are behind us (in a good grandkids way.) I found gold! Actually what I found was a Herman Miller prduction video while digging through the Furnitude blog by LJ member Mitch. I just LOVE Herman Miller. What is very important about this video is th...
For quite some time now I have wanted to build a piece of furniture from scratch. This is partly because I could not find any one plan that suited me and because there are SO MANY things I just don’t know. Many folks like to “Prototype” or build mock-up’s / models. I wanted something more and something quicker and less expensive. That is were my Sketchup journey began; I started by working through the tutorials, then asking a whole lot of questions. Several of the most...
Building on the information that I gleaned from the Graham Blackburn workshop that I attended, I wanted to go into a little more depth on the topics of design that were discussed. According to Blackburn, there are three pillars of design: Function, Construction, and Proportion. I explore how the function of a piece relates to its design in the latest post on my blog. Thanks for reading!
Hey Everybody, Well, here it is Christmas time, and if you are like me, you are contemplating a special Christmas gift. This year I decided to make a Game Table and this first video will deal with fabricating the table legs. The inspiration for the legs comes from Federal style furniture,the detail that caught my eye is an embellishment at the foot of the leg. I found it was not as easy to duplicate as I had thought and it, became necessary to improvise. A couple of jigs solved the d...
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Blanket Chest Design – Lumber Calculations. I walk my readers through the process of calculating the lumber necessary for the body of the blanket chest. Not exactly by the book, but a lot more practical. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/blanket-chest-design-lumber-calculations/
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post – Blanket Chest Design – Starting Point. I give the reader a look into my approach to furniture design as I start the process of designing and building a blanket chest. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/blanket-chest-design-starting-point/
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Blanket Chest Design – Turning the Corner. I explore different options for joining the sides together into a box. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/blanket-chest-design-turning-the-corner/
There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Blanket Chest Design – Panel Raising. I explore various permutations in tablesaw-cut raised panel proportions. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/blanket-chest-design-panel-raising/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: Blanket Chest Design – Panel Proportions. I go through the process of dividing the front of the chest into panels, and make some interesting insights along the way. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/blanket-chest-design-panel-proportions/
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