Category Archives: Furniture of Necessity

Design Under Duress

Building a project in front of an audience is one thing. Designing it and building it on the fly is enough to drive me to drink. Earlier this year I did a two-day seminar for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild where … Continue reading

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An Aumbry for ‘The Furniture of Necessity’

I am finally – finally – getting my butt in gear on “The Furniture of Necessity,” building the projects for my next book. The most recent project has been this aumbry. What’s an aumbry? If you don’t follow my blog … Continue reading

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Speaking of Gothic

One of the reasons I first became consumed by woodworking was the American Art & Crafts movement. Though I rarely build Arts & Crafts pieces anymore, I fell in love with the joinery and the oak about 1990 when a … Continue reading

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Play Dead, Wally. Good Boy

I know that this blog entry will tick off some people because of this first line: We have someone clean our house. I know, I know. It’s bourgeoise. But it’s the nicest anniversary present my wife and I ever gave … Continue reading

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Step 1, Build Coffins. Step 2…. Step 3, Profit!

This weekend I built three coffins with the help of some friends and wrote a blog post about the experience over at my blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Check it out here. Special thanks to John Hoffman, the other half … Continue reading

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Updates on Lost Art Press Products for 2014

I know it looks like John Hoffman and I have been lazy publishers this year. Here it is August and we’ve released only two products in 2014 – “Campaign Furniture” and “The Naked Woodworker.” Are we drunk? Well, yes, but … Continue reading

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Coffin-making. For Reals

Judging from the e-mails I’ve received today, some readers thought I was making a macabre joke when I mentioned we’re having a coffin-making party in August. It’s no joke. And I’m dead serious about the project. Everyone has personal desires … Continue reading

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