Hide-Away Furniture

Two years ago this month, I posted a blog about transforming furniture; pieces that open and expand to become more functional and look way more ominous. This table, while not a true transformer, fits more into the Hide-away furniture category. As I walked through a local antique mall – generally that means junk shop, but[…]

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Save $$$ @ Micro Fence

As you are probably aware, 360 Woodworking is a big fan of Micro Fence. So much so that owner Rich Wedler was one of the early interviews published to our members (Listen here). Rich has also participated in a few podcast, such as episode #37 & episode #38. And I’m still working to get him[…]

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Arts & Crafts Legs: Like Gus

This past week I had a few woodworkers in class to build a Stickley desk based on a L & JG Stickley #602 original. No, we didn’t keep the project as a true reproduction. We added side and rear slats to dress it up a bit, and updated different aspects to make the desk more[…]

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Small Changes Make Big Differences

As I was working on a tea caddy for a 360 Woodworking hands-on class, which happened a couple of weeks back, I was amazed at how small changes make big differences. The corner inlay I made from shop scraps – alternating light and dark pieces that align at a 45° angle – changed significantly as[…]

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These Are Drying Times

Many of us woodworkers experience low humidity in Winter – ever listen to your furniture pop and snap as the wood gives in to the dryness? As we move into Spring, the air again gains in moisture and often you can hear your furniture swell back toward fullness. These are drying times. The same thing[…]

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