Discover The Joy Of Furniture Making

When I started at Fine Woodworking magazine 10 years ago, I had well-honed editing skills but only basic woodworking knowledge. Back then, I was making very simple projects, things I needed to keep my house organized, such as basic bookcases, tables, and shelves. But after reading and editing hundreds of articles on furniture design and construction, I know how to build furniture that's sound both structurally and aesthetically, and I have the confidence to tackle more complex pieces. I'd like to pass along what I've learned at Fine Woodworking in one inclusive magazine: Building Furniture. This special collection of Fine Woodworking's best articles on furniture construction and anatomy comes from some of the country's foremost woodworking experts. Lessons learned here can be applied to a broad range of furniture types and styles from various periods. You'll learn how to build bookcases, tables, chairs, cabinets, chests of drawers, and beds in dozens of styles. You'll also get in-depth information on building doors and drawers. If you want to build stylish furniture that will last generations, dive in, explore, and enjoy the journey.

—Tom McKenna Building Furniture editor

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For more inspiration and advice on handmade furniture, visit our Web site to explore photos, video tutorials, and audio slide shows. Also, browse more than 1,500 images of custom furniture submitted by readers around the world.

VIDEOS:

  • Furniture maker Matthew Teague goes step-by-step through the process of making a drawbored mortise and tenon.
  • Graham Blackburn shares practical tips and design inspiration for designing frame-and-panel furniture parts.
  • Fine Woodworking contributing editor Gary Rogowski shares his favorite technique for laying out dovetails with a ruler and simple math.

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ISSUE EDITOR Thomas McKenna

ISSUE ART DIRECTOR Michael Pekovich

CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITOR Katy Zirwes Scott CONTRIBUTING DESIGNER Susan Lampe-Wilson

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EDITOR Asa Christiana ART DIRECTOR Michael Pekovich

MANAGING EDITOR Mark Schofield

MANAGING EDITOR, ONLINE Matt Berger

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Tom Begnal, Steve Scott, Thomas McKenna, David Heim, Charlie Reina

ASSISTANT EDITOR Anissa Kapsales

ASSISTANT EDITOR, ONLINE Gina Eide

SENIOR COPY/PRODUCTION EDITORS Elizabeth Healy, Julie Risinit

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Kelly J. Dunton

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR John Tetreault

SHOP MANAGER John White

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Betsy Engel

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Christian Becksvoort, Gary Rogowski, Garrett Hack, Roland Johnson, Steve Latta

METHODS OF WORK Jim Richey

PUBLISHER Anatole Burkin

MARKETING MANAGER Melissa Robinson

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Helen Albert

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