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msiemsen

About msiemsen

Mike is a lifelong woodworker who has learned by trial and error, reading, on-the-job training and taking classes. He started the Mike Siemsen School of Woodworking, in Minnesota, and also runs his own furniture and cabinet shop there.

That's me in my shop with reproduction clock cases based on accurate photographs I've taken.

Museum Photography Tips for Accurate Reproductions

The first step in creating accurate reproduction furniture is usually taking good photographs of the piece you are replicating. That doesn’t mean you have to be a professional photographer. It just means you’ll want to follow a few basic tips in your camera work, especially museum photography. Museum Photography 101 1. Ask for permission...