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His Design, Their Hands: One Good Chair

Classes have always sparked some interesting collaborations at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The summer 2018 Furniture Intensive spawned a particularly inspiring one: two students, perfect strangers, destined to collaborate on a chair. Aaron Hoover was an associate professor of mechanical engineering from Massachusetts; Drew Perkins was a retired securities lawyer from Washington, D.C. Despite…

Croquet

A “Wicket” Good Time at CFC

When CFC moved to its current campus in 1996, Founder Peter Korn designed the first building with a lawn that would make a passable croquet pitch. Twenty five years later, croquet has become enshrined as the official school sport. Every Thursday evening, from the start of the Workshop season in June through mid-September, students, instructors,…

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The Woodworking Family Tree

For almost 30 years, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship has been a crossroads where woodworkers from around the world connect to share skills, forge friendships, and transmit knowledge from one generation to the next. The community to which we belong runs deep and strong, as the following story illustrates. The year was 1976. Tom Hucker…

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A Nine-month Quest: New Life Plans and Perspectives

The Nine-month Comprehensive recently graduated its latest class. Twelve students spent an intense fall, winter, and spring progressing through projects in hand skills, drawer making, machine skills, finishing, drawing for design, solid wood casepiece construction, turning, CNC machining, veneering and marquetry, curvature, carving, product development, and chair making. The students came with a wide range…

Fellowship

Jolly Wood Fellows

There is always something interesting afoot in the Thomas Miller Jackson Building, home of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Fellowship program. In essence, Fellowships are courses of independent study that can last anywhere from a month to a year. They provide emerging and established furniture makers, carvers, and turners with a stimulating environment to explore…

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Meet a Teaching the Teachers Partner: Greater West Town Training Partnership

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Teaching the Teachers program awards scholarships to educational and service organizations that teach woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities. We hope to further the work of these organizations by giving their instructors new woodworking skills and a vision of the educational woodshop that they can share with their own communities. We thought you…