Over the years of self-taught woodworking, I credit most of my knowledge to books by Tage Frid, James Krenov and Sam Maloof to name just a few however, a good portion of what I’ve learned was gleaned from the internet in the form of articles, forums, videos and, particularly for specific projects, blogs. Some of the most helpful blogs were chronological, detailed descriptions of the process of building various pieces of furniture.
While the best blogs for my own purposes are the ones with the most particulars about woodworking, I thought it might be fun to document a build of my own with the main audience being family and friends but also budding woodworkers interested in an overview. I’ve tried not to get too technical but did want the reader to come away with a good idea of what is involved in the creation of a piece of solid wood furniture.
I have had a lot of inspiration over the years from my wife Monika who fills the big gap in the right side of my brain (the creative side). In fact, a lot of my projects begin with the question to her: “How should this look?” followed by me figuring out how to put it together. So much for form follows function. 🙂