William & Mary Style

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Period Hardware, Too

Significant changes in furniture came about as we moved from William & Mary (W&M) designs to those of the Queen Anne period. Generally we talk about cabriole legs and dovetail joinery being the big changes. Dovetails moved from clunky, chunky and evenly sized tails and pins to a more refined design as we clawed...

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2013 Woodworking Classes

The best way to learn more about woodworking, besides the arduous path of hard knocks of which lessons are not soon forgotten, is to take woodworking classes at a dedicated school. I’ve been back at the magazine and posting blogs for more than a month, so I feel I can post about my 2013...

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What I learned at the Design Build Show

After spending a week at the Design Build Show in Boston with some of the region’s most talented furniture makers, it is safe to say I learned a few things… Here are the top 10, in no particular order. 1) Yes, Phil Lowe really is that good. Enough said. 2) Tommy MacDonald is even...

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Design Build Show 2013

If you’re in the Boston area, I’m envious – because you can attend the Furniture Project’s 2013 Design Build Show, which starts tomorrow, Feb. 21, and runs through Feb. 24, at the Seaport World Trade Center. The main impetus for the annual event is to connect makers and buyers of high-quality, custom furniture, and...