Tag Archives: design decisions

Furniture Education: How Wood Ages, Part II – Finish

  Today Dave is back with more on how furniture ages, and a little bit more on what you can do to achieve the look you want with finish selection. Our last post talked about the tendency of wood to change as it ages, based on it’s interaction with the atmosphere: air and water.  Today […]

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Modern Woodworking: Using Photoshop for Veneer Patterns

Woodworking today (as evidenced from this blog) is about more than just crafting heirloom furniture!  Maintaining an online presence is essential for helping customers to find you, but this also opens up the possibility of working with clients who are not within simple travelling distance to the shop. To communicate with your clients during the design process you need to be able […]

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Finding Inspiration in Masterpieces – Musée Nissim de Camondo

Happy New Year from Heller and Heller Furniture! This is Part 1 of a 4 part series highlighting Dave’s recent study of some incredible works. Dave and Elizabeth traveled to Normandy in April, and while they were there Dave visited 3 museums in Paris looking for inspiration from masterworks. He was not disappointed! This series […]

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Wood Grain Direction | the Custom Furniture Design Process

Hello furniture fans, Jenn here! Dave is working on a piece for a client right now and wanted to share a little bit about the depth of the custom design process.  Most of us understand that custom furniture will involve the client being able to choose the wood type, the finish type, and the shape and function […]

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