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The Backs of Things

I have a cabinet I’m finishing up. It has some nice inlay on the front of it. This is visually appealing and the inlay is raised up so it’s tactile as well. The cabinet itself has tapered lines to it … Continue reading

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Furniture Styles

I had a Mastery student write me recently and ask this question. “Do you know of any resources or books that would be a good source to study different furniture styles and what defines the style?  (ie. Greene and Greene, … Continue reading

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Finish

3 Simple Finishes is a workshop coming up next week on June 16-18. If you have ever had a question about finishing, and who has not, then join us and learn some of the tricks. Finishing is part chemistry and … Continue reading

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Building a Portfolio

Any good portfolio takes time to build. Just like the construction of a piece of furniture is an accumulation of days and hours of effort, so too is that compendium of your work. Where to start? Start at the beginning. … Continue reading

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Beginning

The first step is the hardest. The decision is the key. Who can say where this choice may lead? That’s a bit of a daunting thought. But starting the project is first. Let the mistakes begin! I think this is … Continue reading

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Chairs

Chairs are one of the most challenging of projects. They are mostly air with only a few small sections of wood holding up your bulk and your pride. Jeff Miller wrote the book on them: Chairmaking & Design. Join us … Continue reading

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A Designed World

Folks have a dread about learning design. They feel that it is somehow beyond them. They are not artists. They are not creative enough. They lack the weird curiosity to be a designer. Or the hair. Nothing could be further … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship

I wonder what it is that brings people to this need to do things well. Is it a compulsion from inside or a rule, a standard imposed from outside? You see this craftsmanship of course in old work, where the … Continue reading

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A Beckoning

Spring beckons summer. It’s a tease is spring, a glimpse at the future. So too with our calendar. It has the promise of things to come for classes this summer.  3 Simple Finishes will be a great three days exploring chemistry and … Continue reading

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Name Change

Branding is always such a sensitive issue. Put the wrong name on your product and you can have such a very hard time selling it. For instance, a baby bath cleaning product called Smells Like Baby Farts Again might be … Continue reading

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