How to Design Furniture (part 1) Learn the Basic of Furniture Design with Kelly Parker In this 2-part article we’ll explore how to design furniture from concept through to a completed prototype using a real-life *commission as an example. This first post describes the processes of sketching and modeling. The second
A Student Story - Decorative Table by Bob Vergette Apprenticeship Class with Michael Fortune & Kelly Parker I attended the apprenticeship design course taught by Michael and Kelly at the Florida School of Woodwork. During the course I designed two tables, one with an oval top and arced legs similar
Design Techniques that Pack a Punch [Infographic] When we first start learning to do a craft such as woodworking, carving, woodturning it is generally a three step process - we start with the mechanics - how to physically use the tools and machinery, then we progress to technical skills and
Five Furniture Makers You Should Know Springboks, Feathers, Leaves, Tides & Chemistry Fine craft is where form and function meet and these five furniture makers are stellar examples of craft alchemy. Take a look at these makers below and see how they use their materials and their mastery to
Ireland - Fairy Trees and Ancient Lands Ireland's trees and forests carry with them stories of old and their presence and persona are found through folklore, life and myth. It is lovely to wander around Ireland and see the many broadleaf species of the Emerald Isle in all their loveliness.
Mid Century Modern Style for Furniture Makers Mid Century Modern architecture is popular, but midcentury modern furniture is everywhere. You’ve definitely seen the style, and may even own a furniture piece or two. Think Mad Men, the Brady Bunch (not the clothes, please) or just flip through issues of home design