Monthly Archives: February 2013

Designer’s Alphabet, L is for…….

John Linnell, born 1729- died 1796. One of the most prolific  British furniture designers and cabinetmakers from the 18th century. He took over his father’s cabinet shop and designed and built furniture for some of the greatest homes in England. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Underground Railroad Clock

I seldom copy furniture designs but this tall case clock is an exception. The original sat in the parlor of an early 19th century farmhouse that was a stop on the underground railroad for smuggling fugitive slaves into Canada. Just a … Continue reading

Posted in Design Basics | 3 Comments

Designer’s Alphabet, K is for ……………

is for Klismos chair.  This form leaps right out of antiquity, yet because of it’s clean lines and flowing curves, it’s been reworked and re-adapted countless times. No physical chairs from antiquity survive, but we have numerous examples depicted on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Designer’s Alphabet, K is for ……………

Try Something New

We both grinned at each other and asked – Why Not? Half the fun at a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event, are the informal jamb sessions between woodworkers. I walked Donna Hill through the steps to draw a volute with a compass … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Designers Alphabet, J is for …..

is for Inigo Jones, b 1573, d 1652 – England’s first prominent architect. Jones had far reaching impact on furniture design by the fact that the ideas he unleashed impacted Briton and everything she touched for over 150 years. Before … Continue reading

Posted in Designer's Alphabet | 2 Comments

Quotes to Ponder 2

“pursue the path of the ancients” while declining, ” to tread in their footsteps” John Gloag

Posted in Quotes to Ponder | Comments Off on Quotes to Ponder 2