Sidecar Furniture will have a Danish cord weaving workshop at Off the Saw on August 9, 2014. Students will be provided with a FSC white oak stool made by Sidecar Furniture and a spool of Danish cord. During this all day class students will learn the craft of Danish cord weaving and take home a stool they have woven themselves. Details can be found here.
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Thanks to everyone that stopped by to chat and see our work. For those of you who couldn’t make it check out this Flickr page of photos from our booth.
David Allen Johnson – Helen Lew Sam
Actually it’s been done for weeks but I’m finally getting around to editing the photos and blogging about it. Honestly, I needed a break from it after working on it for weeks but I recently was at the owner’s home for some more work and I was able to visit it again and take some photos of it. I always like seeing my furniture being enjoyed and used.
In its home.
David Johnson – Sidecar Furniture
An illustrator friend of mine once commented that an artist’s style is developed by experimentation and then discovering what he or she likes to do. One process I enjoy is veneering. By cutting my own veneers I am able to maximize a nice board by resawing it into veneers. Also the stability of a veneered panel opens up some design and construction opportunities that would not be possible with solid wood.
Next prepare the core material that the veneers will be glued to. In the case for this cabinet, a 1/4” FSC Baltic plywood with walnut glued to the edges. This walnut banding makes the veneered panels appear as solid wood. The panel needs to be veneered on both sides so it will be even and stay flat. At school this was called the sandwich.
Isn’t veneering cool?
I’ve been doing a lot of chair repairs lately but as the last stray one sits in the corner waiting to be picked up that is coming to an end. The once idle machines are now running and dust is again hanging in the air as I’m roughing out the parts to another piece. I’ve always wanted to make a cabinet for a record turntable and someone finally asked me to make one. As I finished the drawing Helen looked over my shoulder and said, “I want that”.
It’s not much to look at now, just a pile of parts. I’ll post more as it starts to come together.