My Favorite Woods

My Favorite Woods There are many great woods to choose from when designing a piece of furniture. It depends on if you like a light, medium or dark-colored wood and where the new piece of furniture will be located. I tend to like medium and dark-colored woods because there is more contrast to the growth …

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Proper Care for Fine Wood Furniture

Good furniture care is mostly common sense. If you treat your fine wood furniture well, it will last for many generations without having to repair or refinish. Let’s start with the basics of good care: Keep furniture out of direct sunlight and strong light. Light, especially sunlight, will deteriorate the finish and bleach darker woods. Place furniture …

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How I Approach Furniture Design

One of the most challenging and fun skills I have learned as a craftsman is furniture design. I have spent hundreds of hours reading books, magazines and viewing beautiful furniture in museums. Sometimes I get inspiration from other art forms such as paintings and sculptures. I came up with the design for the piece pictured above from viewing a triptych painting …

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Nordstrom Woodworking Goes Facebook

I have been a woodworking craftsman for over thirty years. My passion for woodworking started with my grandfather in his basement shop, learning basic hand tool and machine techniques. I have developed and continue to improve my skills by attending woodworking events, reading books and magazines, and then applying what I learn in my studio. …

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