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Upcoming Class: Introduction to Marquetry, Sept. 15-17

After the success of the previous Introduction to Marquetry class, I am pleased to announce we are running a second class in just a few weeks. I will be teaching this scroll-saw based marquetry class at Nova Labs in Reston (1916 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA 20190) on Sept 16 and 17th. We will cover […]

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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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Why use veneer?

We get this a lot – in discussing a piece with a client we’ll mention the word veneer and they suddenly freeze with a questioning look. I know what they’re thinking – “Wait, isn’t this heirloom quality furniture?  Why on earth would we use veneer instead of solid wood, isn’t that inferior?” Dave is here today […]

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