In Chris Schwarz Blog, Required Reading

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Add this to your favorites: George Walker has launched a new blog on furniture design that will supplement his column that will appear in every issue of Popular Woodworking starting with the February 2010 edition. Both the column and the blog are called “Design Matters.”

Walker is the host of the excellent DVD “Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design,” a short and information-packed introduction to the world of using simple proportions to draw pleasing furniture.

We were so impressed with Walker after meeting him that we asked him to write a regular column for Popular Woodworking. He agreed. We also suggested that a blog might be a good way to amplify his points in his columns. And he agreed again.

Walker’s first post, “Good Eye,” suggests why people tend to like frame-and-panel doors with a bottom rail that is wider than the top rail. It’s definitely worth reading.

– Christopher Schwarz


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  • Tim Cacy

    A welcomed subject.

  • Chris F

    Sounds interesting…but why is this on the Woodworking Magazine blog rather than the Popular Woodworking blog?

  • gdblake

    This is really good news. I met George in your offices at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event and was impressed enough with his presentation to buy the DVD. Even though I have built a bunch of custom pieces over the years I am very much design challenged. George’s DVD was a huge revelation for me. This guy knows his stuff and knows how to communicate it in a way that makes sense and is actually useable. I am looking forward to his column and blog. Thank you in advance for this great addition to Popular Woodworking Magazine. And George, thanks for sharing what you know with these rest of us.

  • Chuck Nickerson

    Congratulations on this move. Walker’s DVD was a revelation, but I missed the conference. His having a regular column will feed my need for more design guidance.

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