The Ultimate Guide To Wood Furniture Design

Get the best collection of free furniture making tips in this PDF download from Popular Woodworking. From there you will spend months envisioning, designing, sketching, building, fixing mistakes (or working with unfixable mistakes), and applying a finish that will celebrate the effort you put in. You will transform wood—75 percent from trees fallen on campus, augmented by other local specimens—into beautiful, well-crafted furniture you can cherish, and show off, for generations.

We ask that our students be dedicated to mastering the technical skills of traditional and contemporary fine woodworking. As a result of our small furniture making classes, you’ll learn more skills and have a more enjoyable experience. Fifty-Plus Years of Excellence 1956-present with an annual enrollment of 2,000 students in over 50 different classes, the Palomar College Cabinet and Furniture Technology program offers the most comprehensive woodworking career curriculum in the nation.


Skills in material analysis, facilities planning, supervision and quality control help prepare students for administrative, managerial and supervisory roles in the woodworking industry. We offer classes to develop students’ proficiency with hand tools and power equipment, communicate their designs with working drawings for simple tables and stools as well as original student concepts, and strengthen their skills in joinery, construction and finishing. You won’t get lost in a large crowd and you won’t have to take a number” to get the help that you need (and let’s face it, isn’t that why you’re taking a woodworking class—to receive instruction?).

Woodworking training opens up a number of career opportunities in both large and small manufacturing companies or in starting your own woodworking business. The Furniture Society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization founded in 1996, whose mission is: To advance the art of furniture making, by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence, and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society. He had a strong interest in woodworking at a young age and knew that he wanted to continue to build and make things as an adult. From furniture to floors, trust Minwax® products that beautify and protect wood.

You’ll learn how good furniture making involves a little knowledge of the way wood expands, contracts and warps. We do the busy work — Instead of standing in line to use one of our planers, Lonnie and his assistant plane the lumber for the Woodworking Essentials project before your class begins. Areas of specialty may include custom woodworking, cabinet and furniture making, finishing, installation and much more.

Because we’re all woodworkers here at Popular Woodworking, we generate a huge amount of valuable woodworking information that we cannot possibly cram into the printed magazine. Learn how my furniture is designed and built: read about my design philosophy and my policy on use of sustainably harvested lumber, view construction details , and read testimonals from customers in the craftsmanship section. Lonnie also designs each woodworking project to maximize your learning experience so that you take new home techniques and skills. The furniture design studio has 4,250 square feet of studio space, with 24 hour access.