Different goals allowed period woodworkers to work quickly.
This is what I’m building (click the picture to enlarge): This is a joinery plan. It defines what joints go where. Period craftsmen would not have drawn such a thing. You’ll see details of each piece in coming articles. This is the design. Pattern books like Chippendale’s “Director…” were undimensioned versions of this. These...
This desk is an adaptation of a British military officer's desk from the early 19th century. And while you might not be writing orders to your left flank on this desk, it is quite handy for keeping up with all your correspondence.
In the first of a year-long series, Adam discusses how to design like an 18th-century cabinetmaker.
Writing letters longhand is one of life's simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk.
Part of the job requirement of being a self-employed custom woodworker is self-promotion.
This is an original design by Armand Sussman, an amateur furniture maker living in Pennsylvania.