Could you use a fresh set of eyes to help you with a design problem? Maybe that curved table apron looked ok on paper, but now looks heavy and slow to your eye? Perhaps the piece is finished and you just want to hear from other builders. Feedback from peers is meaningful on many levels. They can appreciate what you have accomplished and can often provide insight to make you a better furniture builder.
This is an open invitation to submit your furniture project for a design critique. This is a unique opportunity to gather feedback from a wide spectrum of builders. Feel free to submit photos, or images of drawings with a short explanation. Projects can be at any stage of construction from rough concept to finished piece. Here are some helpful guidelines when submitting work:
1. Write up a short explanation of your thinking about the piece. You might want to include important information like the room setting the piece is being made for, problems or questions you are debating, or client requests you are wrestling with. Try to keep it brief, a paragraph or two should be fine.
2. Include three or four photos or images of drawings.
3. E-mail the submission to me at the e-mail address below and clearly state you would like to present your work on a design critique posting.
4. If you like, I can disable the comments feature on your submission if you so choose (this is passing up on an opportunity for feedback but it’s your choice).
I reserve the right to make the final decision about whether to post your work. It may be a few days before it’s posted. I’ll try to notify you a few days beforehand.
George R. Walker