Why are some pieces of furniture so appealing, elegant, and well made? Design is a factor, but so are the many choices the maker makes, which techniques, joints, woods, and details. We will explore this building process, looking at design, hand tools, strong joinery, wonderful details, and how to work efficiently and accurately — practical stuff and very useful.
We start by looking at lots of images of well designed furniture and talk about design. From there we explore some important hand tool techniques which are efficient, accurate, and enjoyable. We will use them to cut two essential joints — a mortise and tenon and a tapered sliding dovetail. We finish with a focus on the DETAILS that can really add delight and pizzaz to a piece.
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