Philadelphia Furniture Show, March 31 – April 2, 2017

Coffee Table by David Rozek Looking for something to do next weekend? Are you near Philadelphia? Then you might want to check out the Philadelphia Furniture Show March 31 – April 2, 2017 at the 23rd Street Armory. Friday night is a preview party complete with food and drink, music and presentations by Habitat for Humanity […]

The Double Life of Bill Pavlak

For 40 hours a week, I work in the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop at Colonial Williamsburg and yes, my shoes have buckles and my sleeves an impressive poofiness. I also build furniture at home in a 21st century way, though still mostly with hand tools and traditional joinery. The contrasts between the two approaches often […]

The Faces of Marquetry

Photo by Bartee Lamar Traditionally, when woodworkers talk about marquetry it brings to mind the fans, shells, and other motifs—some plain, some fancy—used to embellish period furniture. Take it down to its most basic definition and marquetry is about making pictures out of veneer. Take it to another dimension entirely, and you get Rob Milam’s […]

STL 132: Kickback, and why you should trust your gut before you cut

Articles discussed in this episode: Garrett Hack – The Right Way To Use Contrast Jon Binzen – Uncommon Arts & Crafts Kevin Rodel and Jon Binzen – Arts & Crafts Furniture – Book Michael Fortune – Five Essential Bandsaw Jigs All Time Favorite Furniture of All Time… for this week: Mike:Bern Chandley‘s chairIG – @bernchandleyfurniture   […]

Give your kitchen a makeover – Kitchen Makeovers

Planning a kitchen makeover is a difficult thing, it cannot be achieved with in a day you. Give your kitchen a makeover – Kitchen Makeovers You need to work on a proper plan before starting a kitchen makeover job. Doing a kitchen makeover can be quite fun if budget is defined beforehand,  setting up budget is […]