The Ultimate Guide to Wood Furniture Design: 3 Free Tutorials to Design Your Own Furniture
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Get the best collection of free furniture making tips in this PDF download from Popular Woodworking. We’ve assembled some of our best articles about designing furniture and put them into this free download. You’ll learn about material selection, designing chairs and tables, and making mockups.
1. Design and Build a DIY Trestle Table
Learn how to design a trestle table in this free article. You’ll take a look at two different furniture design ideas for this piece. The first is very basic and would make an excellent side or entry table. Use this as inspiration for your own design.
If you want to make something more advanced, we’ve got a creative furniture design that’s a bit more versatile. See how you can design your own desk from the basic trestle table with the addition of a few drawers.
2. How to Make Rocking Chair Plans
Explore geometry in chair design and see how the experts use mock-ups to design furniture. You can use inexpensive materials to build a prototype of your furniture design before you make the real thing.
3. Furniture Wood: Types of Wood Grain You Should Know
The key to an attractive furniture design is choosing the right wood, and we don’t mean the species. Popular Woodworking’s Robert Lang will show you how to choose material for the various parts of your project based on grain pattern. You’ll learn how good furniture making involves a little knowledge of the way wood expands, contracts and warps.
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