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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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Furniture Education: How Wood Ages, Part I

One of the things we want­ed to address with this jour­nal was to edu­cate our cus­tomers, so they can make the best deci­sions as well as hav­ing a lit­tle more under­stand­ing of a mate­r­i­al we have all around us on a dai­ly basis! Today’s top­ic is a two-part series on a top­ic that comes up […]

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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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