Finish Line: Traditional crackle finish

[ad_1] A crackled milk paint finish can add bold color and texture to any piece. Typically used in Shaker or Colonial-style furniture, it is a surprisingly simple finish to achieve. Just brush on a base coat of milk paint, a layer of crackle medium, and a topcoat of milk paint, and get ready to watch […]

Philadelphia Furniture Show, March 31 – April 2, 2017

[ad_1] 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 […]

The Double Life of Bill Pavlak

[ad_1] 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 […]

The Faces of Marquetry

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]