In Episode 1 of our new series Helping You Make Wood Work®, fine furniture maker Chad Stanton walks us through the 4 rules of good design with both good and bad examples of pieces he has made in the past. He talks about building with plans, and how to figure out your own plans if you only have a photo and creating new designs from scratch.

Using an occasional table he is building, Chad will take us through all the steps of designing a piece, tweaking the design, deciding on materials and hardware.

Future episodes include preparing your materials, a deep dive into what joinery to use, when and how to make it, sanding, finishing tips and techniques, and much more!

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