Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Furniture Design Course

In this new course, I cover the furniture design topic. This is a topic near and dear to me as I believe that good design is essential in a quality furniture piece. Good design also minimizes wasted resources and provides a furniture maker with essential feedback and pause when creating furniture. Loosely translated, the design process keeps the maker from rushing into a potentially flawed furniture design. The checks and balances give pause to the process as well as streamlining the build. Developing your own style and furniture aesthetic is also covered. Selecting the right woods for your furniture design is critical in determining the appeal of the final furniture piece.

As with most woodworkers, I was anxious to build furniture early on. With the passage of time and several furniture projects completed, the anxiety of simply creating work had passed. It was far more important to create a well-designed and striking piece of furniture. So I delved into furniture design, studied with some renown furniture makers, and used this knowledge to establish a furniture design process that works.

Furniture Design Course

In the online furniture design course you will learn the skills necessary to design and create your own unique furniture. Learn to develop your own style of furniture and aesthetic. Over 2 hours in total. Course features videos on these topics:
  1. Furniture design overview, the history of furniture design
  2. Becoming familiar with the furniture design process
  3. Understand design process, bring your furniture designs to next level
  4. How to select wood for a furniture design
  5. Use of mockups and prototypes to develop a furniture design
  6. In-depth use of mockups to develop a furniture design
  7. Determining a furniture style for your own furniture designs
  8. Selecting a furniture style and aesthetic
  9. Developing a furniture design
  10. Getting the proportions right in a furniture design
  11. Using the dynamic design process in a furniture design
  12. Use of maquettes and prototypes in a furniture design
  13. Use of templates and CAD when designing your furniture

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