By Glenn Hughes

S a designer and builder of contemporary art furniture. I'm constantly striving to come up with new designs that are exciting to me. While art furniture sometimes called high touch, sometimes called trash is not everyone's cup of tea, it almost always is a springboard for debate, often landing in that gray area between craft and art. Whether you like it or not, everyone has an opinion about it. I find it challenging to create a functional object that is not totally familiar a collage of...

Stickering

Weights bold weather-protection cover in place. Protect stack from direct sun and rain with corrugated roofing or smlar material. Space 4 x 4s 16-in. apart on level, wel-drained ground. ' in. square stickers directly over foundation supports provide air passage between layers. Stkkered lumber under cover. Note the lack of a ground-moisture barrier and the wfcMy spaced supports and Irregular stickers, an invitation to warping. Stickers should fine up directly over supports spaced every 16 in....

By Pat Warner

M o err is human but that's j small consolation when 1 you've just ruined a beauti-Aful piece of walnut with a slip of the router, or you've cut a clean hinge mortise-in the wrong place. Or perhaps you've found just the right size piece of stock you need, but it has an ugly defect that can be seen from 10 ft. awav. To help save my stock pile, and my temper, from being lost to such mistakes, I developed a simple method for repairing defects along or near the edges of boards. Basically. I rout...

By Karl Shumaker

If your furniture projects haven't been wowing friends and family like they used to, maybe it's time to impress them with a whole new repertoire of joinery. Take a look at the joints shown here. Some of them are easier to make than they appear. Others present a bit more of a challenge. While a few of them are simply crowd pleasers. many have a definite structural value. They're all variants of the basic woodworking joints mortise and tenon, bridle, half lap. splined, dovetail and mitered. At...

Finding Good Wood

Finding Good Wood

A big burl roay make a log m tiikss to a conmerdal sawyer but produce mag fkent grain patterns for the craft n. Note the weft-stkfcered lumber in the background. A big burl roay make a log m tiikss to a conmerdal sawyer but produce mag fkent grain patterns for the craft n. Note the weft-stkfcered lumber in the background. In a nutshell, logs are where you find trees. If you ask yourself where trees go when they die, you're well on your way to finding logs. In an urban location, you can find...