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In issue 301 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your furniture making. In our Projects section, Brian Holcombe is commissioned to make a Japanese-style shoji bar and cabinet; Thomas Eddolls tells the story of how a windblown walnut tree found a new life as a dining table; Alan Holtham refreshes his steam-bending skills as he builds a contemporary-style ash media stand; Steve Bisco carves an Arts & Craft-style drawer pull; Kevin Ley makes a pair of matching chests of drawers; Louise Biggs makes a walnut fire surround; Ciprian Constantin Gontea creates a bookcase with shallow drawers; Richard Findley turns a pair of finials; and Israel Martin makes a box from Douglas fir and maple.
In Techniques, David James discusses the reupholstery of old furniture; Michael Huntley has a guide to using Japanese chisels; Mitch Peacock uses folding wedges to make the kanawa tsugi joint; John Bullar learns about press veneering; and Jorge Sack explains how he made the mitre joint for his Ming-style stools.
In Features, we meet Alex Pitts, who was awarded the Ray Leigh Design Prize from the Gordon Russell Design Museum; we learn about the work of the Interiors House team; the winners of the RCA Student Design Awards explain how their designs could benefit local woodlands; Caroline Pattenden considers the importance of the life/work balance for those who run their own business; and we find out about the Artichoke New Designers and Makers Conference.
We also have profiles of talented designer-makers Francisca Bullinger; Christian Sapp; Robert Rising; David Bohnhoff; and Germán Plessl.
All this and more in issue 301 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking!
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