Furniture and Cabinetmaking 295


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In issue 295 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your furniture making. In our Projects section, Israel Martin makes a side table using hand tools and cherry wood; Vasko Sotirov indulges his passion for dovetails with a cube of drawers; Paolo Frattari makes a table entirely out of curves; Louise Biggs restores some rickety dining chairs; Thomas Eddolls makes a dressing table to show off the beauty of rippled sycamore; Colin Sullivan builds a ‘Gentleman’s’ workbench with plenty of storage; Stephen Hogbin makes a set of stacking chairs; and Amber Bailey discovers the history of Boulle marquetry and tries her hand at decorative metal work.
In Techniques, Geoffrey Laycock considers the potential hazards from sharpening tools; Nick Arnull has a simple guide to copy turning; Michael T Collins takes a maths-free approach to compound angle dovetails; Frederick Wilbur shows how to carve a decorative volute; and Randall A Maxey’s sharpening tips will keep your scrapers in perfect condition.
In Features, we hear about Norwegian firm Vestre’s plans to build the world’s most eco-friendly furniture factory; we learn how the Boat Building Academy is preserving traditional woodworking skills; we have a guide to advertising strategies for small businesses; and we showcase the projects shortlisted for this year’s Wood Awards.
We also have profiles of talented designer-makers Ethan Abramson; Sebastian Blakeley; Chris Leese-Wood; and Goebel & Co Furniture.
All this and more in issue 295 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking!