Glen D. Huey

Before Glen’s sixth birthday, his father (Malcolm) became a homebuilder in Cincinnati, Ohio area, so he grew up in woodworking. When Glen was 12 years old, Malcolm began building reproduction furniture as a hobby – Glen’s career path was set.

1A Sheraton Field BedBefore turning 14 years old, Glen was turning at the lathe, then moved on to build a Sheraton Field Bed with many hours of help from his father. (That bed is still around today.) During later years he finished high school while working on his father’s job sites during his summers, doing all stages of work in home construction.

While attending the University of Cincinnati, and with intentions that he would one day run his own business, Glen completed his education with degrees in finance and accounting. After graduation, he decided to open and operate a homebuilding business, dragging his semi-retired father back to work.

Cold winters and mud-laden springs forced Glen to look at other opportunities. He began building stairs, fireplace walls, paneling and built-in units for homebuilders, all in the comfort of a woodshop. A decision was then made to begin a new career building reproduction furniture, so he closed the doors on one business to open another. This was full-circle back to building reproduction furniture; a place Glen knew he was meant to be.

BooksAfter a meeting with the editors of Popular Woodworking, he began to have articles published on pieces built for customers. Along with the articles, Glen authored four project-based woodworking books (one of which is a compilation of 18th-century designs) and one book on carpentry. In late 2005, Glen joined the magazine staff as a full-time editor. After a short hiatus to build high-end furniture for a single patron, Glen returned to Popular Woodworking as the magazine’s managing editor. He was then made editor and content director of American Woodworker until the parent company closed the title.

In 2014, Glen joins Charles Bender and Robert W. Lang in a start-up media company destined to change the way woodworking information is delivered.

14 thoughts on “Glen D. Huey

  1. can I purchase a set of plans for the Shaker Tall Clock (a full set of project plans)

    1. Dennis,
      I’m not exactly sure which Shaker clock plans you’re after, but I can say that whatever plans you have from an article, etc. are the only plans that are available. If this clock was from a magazine article, the plans were included in that article.

      While I cannot supply you with additional plan information, I would be happy to help answer questions as you plan you project, or during construction. You can always reach out to me through this website or my email at

      1. Glen. I wondered what became of you and Robert Lang when you left Popular Woodworking. I enjoyed the many articles that the both of you wrote while with the magazine. I was very impressed with the “Bible Box” you wrote about and built, and in fact have built one for my wife. A very nice project. Thank you.

        1. Jerry,

          I’m happy you found me. I’ve been working here at 360 Woodworking since the days we were asked to leave. I hope you check out the website – there’s tons of great woodworking information, techniques and projects.

  2. Glen, are you still in the Cincinnati area? I took a class you taught at Woodcraft and was wondering if you still did this. Had a great time taking the class and would love to do another one.

    1. I am still in the Cincinnati area, and do teach a few classes in my shop in West Chester. You can see a list of available and upcoming classes for 2017 at Drop down the store menu and click on Hands-on Classes. Hope to see you sometime during the year. Thank you for asking.

  3. I enjoyed your presentation Saturday @ Jeff Juday’s shop in Noblesville. I forgot to ask you the color names of the dyes you use for walnut and cherry and mahogany. Again thanks for the knowledge and experience that you shared with us.
    Dave Knuth

    1. Dave,

      Had a great time with your SAPFM group. Thanks for the invite. I seldom color walnut, so I don’t have an aniline dye for that wood. For cherry and mahogany I use Early American Cherry and Dark Wine Cherry for red hues, which are cool colors. I like my reds, however, better on the warm side. For that I use Dark Antique Sheraton. For tiger maple, I’m usually mixing 50/50 Brown Walnut and Golden Amer Maple. Of course, these are Moser’s Aniline Dyes from

  4. Hi Glen, I am in the process of completing the Massachusetts Block-Front Chest from your “Building Period Furniture.” I notice that you did not install any drawer locks on this and a couple of other projects. Are the drawer escutcheons just for decoration?

    1. Michael,

      All pieces are different. You find many antiques with locks installed and many without locks, but with escutcheons. On my high chest, I elected to use escutcheons without locks. I like the extra bling, plus I think it adds to the symmetry of the piece.

  5. Hi Glen, are their any plans available for you Pennsylvania Spice Box as seen on Tommy Mac’s RC605 episode of Rough Cut. I sure would love to build that gorgeous master piece.

    1. Denis,
      I have a SketchUp drawing of the box, but at this point that is all. No plans. But I am willing to help anyone who is building the spice box via email.

      Build Something Great!

  6. Glen,
    I saw an article where Chuck moved across country and started his own school. Are you going to continue with your school?

    1. Wes,
      I’ve been driving the bus since April of 2017, so I am and do plan to continue. Instead of having Hands-on classes during 2018, I’ve decided to concentrate more on Online Courses, which can be beneficial to a broader group of woodworkers who do not have the time or ability to travel.

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