An Up-close Look at Ming Dynasty Pieces - Popular Woodworking Magazine

An Up-close Look at Ming Dynasty Pieces

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Publisher Steve Shanesy recently had the good fortune to tour a private collection of museum-quality Ming Dynasty furniture and artwork, and even got to pick up some up some of the pieces and take photographs of the joinery. You can read the full story on our web site.

– Steve Shanesy, publisher and editorial director

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  • Rob Porcaro


    Thanks for the article. There’s so many interesting design motifs to borrow in Chinese furniture. The joinery is awesome (no glue, right?) such as that leg to apron joint which overloads my brain’s RAM.

    For woodworkers in the Boston area: the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston ( has a beautiful collection of Chinese furniture displayed in an exquisitely peaceful setting. That’s in addition to the masterpieces of early American furniture and the collection of contemporary chairs and benches. Lots of good hours in there for a woodworker.

    Rob Porcaro

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