How To Start a Furniture Business from Home (Guidebook)

5 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Get Started Starting a furniture business from home, or from your home workshop, is a dream for thousands of woodworkers. At the

How Much Should You Charge for Custom Furniture (Calculator)

How Much Should You Charge for Your Custom Furniture One of the toughest things a custom furniture maker has to do is to put a price on their work.  It's

Lap Joints – A Primer for Joinery [Educational Infographic]

A Primer on Joinery -  When making furniture or woodworking projects, you often need to get pieces of wood to join together.  This can certainly be done with screws and

Design Techniques that Pack a Punch [Infographic]

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

Veneer – The Background Basics

Introduction to Veneer What is Wood Veneer? Wood veneer is a thin layer of wood that is usually applied over another material called a substrate. Woodworkers use these thin sheets

Five Furniture Makers and Woodturners You Should Know

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

Ireland – Fairy Trees and Ancient Lands

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

How to Make a Federal Period Fan Inlay Using Veneers

How To Make a Federal Period Oval Fan Inlay Using Veneers By Joe Kunzman Federal Period furniture pieces are often adorned with a paterae ( click here to see wikipedia

How to Make A Raised Panel Door

How to Make A Raised Frame and Panel Door Cabinets usually need a door or two and deciding on the style of the door can be make or break the

Ebonizing Wood with the Witches Brew

  21.08.2018   Kate Swan   Woodworking   No comments

Using the Witches Brew to Ebonize Wood In a recent class at the Florida School of Woodwork, we showed students how to ebonize wood.  Ebonizing is different from dying wood

Furniture Design Styles | Mid Century Modern

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

Introduction to Woodturning Tools and How to Use Them

Introduction toWoodturning Tools | How to Use Them There are many different kinds of woodturning tools and for the new turner it can be confusing so we have put together

Wood Carving Chisels and Gouges | How Gouges are Numbered

Wood Carving Chisels Chisels and Gouges | Their Parts and How Gouges are Numbered Chisels are an essential tool for woodworkers – this is how they work! I’ve recently become interested

How to Design Furniture Part 2

How to Design Furniture  From Design Sketch to Furniture Prototype How to design furniture part one  we learnt how to sketch, model and generate a large volume of ideas.  In

Carpentry School or Woodworking Classes

Carpentry School or Woodworking Classes What’s right for You? Carpentry School or Woodworking Classes We get this question at the Florida School of Woodwork occasionally. People that are interested in

Best Gifts for Woodworkers

Best Gifts for Woodworkers | Beginning Woodworker Gift Ideas What’s the best gift to give the woodworker in YOUR life? Woodworkers are a special breed. And if you’re looking for

Learn About The Lathe | Types of Lathes and the Turning Tools

Types of Lathes and Wood Turning Tools I remember my father showing me how to turn wood on the lathe and other wood turning tools. He showed me the basics of

Choosing Woodworking Tools | Table Saw vs. Band Saw

  13.06.2018   Randy Maxey   Woodworking   No comments

Choosing Woodworking Tools Table Saw vs. Band Saw Woodworking tools are what I’ve spent my life using. Woodworking and teaching woodworking classes has been my life’s work, and I’ve always

How to Design Furniture  Part 1

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

Hand Planes – Why Do you Need Them?

Why Do You Need Handplanes? Learn about the parts of a hand plane and why you need them in your workshop Why do you need hand planes?  Well let me

Hanging Out with Michael Fortune and Kelly Parker

  18.04.2018   Randy Maxey   Woodworking   1 Comment

An Evening with Micheal Fortune & Kelly Parker The Florida School of Woodwork offers many opportunities to meet and talk with well-respected, extremely talented woodworkers. Michael Fortune and Kelly Parker

Hone Your Woodworking Skills. For Fun.

One of the pleasures I get as an instructor at the Florida School of Woodwork is seeing the excitement on the students’ faces as they explore their creativity and learn