American Corner Cupboard

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Blog series by jdmaher updated 503 days ago 3 parts 4456 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Introduction

563 days ago by jdmaher | 2 comments »

I’m just a hobbyist, but I’m getting’ better. I don’t have all that much time to devote, and I’m notoriously slow at everything I do. Especially, I’m a slow learner. And I don’t own every tool (e.g., no jointer, no bandsaw, no lathe). Plus, I have limited financial resources. I’ve been at it for 20+ years, but I’ve done only a few pieces – mainly very simple, rectilinear pieces. Slowly. VERY slowly. Of course, the down side i...

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Part 2: Inspiration

539 days ago by jdmaher | 2 comments »

My first step is to design the piece I’m gonna build, but I NEVER start from scratch. This step can take me a very long time. Like, years. I see that as a GOOD thing. I’m only going to be able to do one major piece a year, so it’s important to choose carefully. With limited time and money, I want to “make it count”. The decision to make the American Corner Cupboard was a fairly typical example of how such things occur, for me. I’ve always liked the...

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Part 3: Drawing

503 days ago by jdmaher | 0 comments »

I use Sketchup to draw the furniture pieces I’m going to build, and the drawing process itself as a means to “rehearse” how I’d go about building such a thing. For this American Corner Cupboard, I’ll follow my usual process. Draw the inspiration pieces, and take some notes. Consider what I want by “cherry-picking” ideas from those drawings. Draft sketches of various choices. Draw the Inspiration Pieces I drew both the Lonnie Bi...

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