Issue 305 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking – out now!


In issue 305 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your furniture making.

In our Projects section, Israel Martin builds a whisky wall cabinet with a curved front; Thomas Eddolls makes a memorial side table for a local church; Jim Bennett follows traditional Shaker design principles to make a writing desk; new father Giuseppe Conte makes his son a high chair from American walnut; Kevin Ley makes a tall, elegant chest of drawers; Louise Biggs carries out some essential repairs on a set of antique dining chairs; and John Bullar makes a modern-style dining table from solid oak.

In Techniques, Mitch Peacock demonstrates a different way to achieve hand-cut dovetails; Steve Bisco shows how to carve and fume oak in a Tudor style; Richard Findley makes a batch of furniture knobs in white oak with black infill details; and Radha Sivyer talks us through the tricky technique used to make the Kai-no-kuchi tsugi joint.

In Features, Rachel Roberts explains how to make the most of customer feedback; Ryan Cheney discusses the five key principles of furniture design; Geoffrey Laycock advises on how to prepare for first aid before you need it; Caroline Pattenden discovers why ‘failure’ can sometimes be the key to success; we learn about the European Tree of the Year; we report on a successful first event for the Artichoke New Designers and Makers Conference; Handmade, Channel 4’s hit show, is set to return for a second series. Could you be the next woodworking star?; and we find out how a QEST scholarship boosted Jack Relton’s furniture-making career.

We also have profiles of talented designer-makers Justin Ephraim of Reduxwood; Antony Eliot; Ronan Morrison; and Chris O’Dell of Woodchip Werks.

All this and more in issue 305 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking!

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