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Following Episode 6 of 60 with 360 WoodWorking, the guys received a question from a listener who was confused by all the mathematical ratios we’re supposed to use to create furniture. Is it possible to apply a general set of proportional rules to every piece of furniture?
Furniture proportions and design are often subjective. Regional tastes and personal needs have to be considered. If you you attempt to apply strict ratios to furniture design, the functionality often suffers. And while some furniture can be considered art, the primary reason it exists is functional – a chair is meant to be sat upon.