Classes

HAND JOINERY and
FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

as it has been done for 6000 years---
with no power tools.

Let us help you
design a customized course of instruction.

Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience;
aptitude and dexterity in the use of hand tools.

For information, contact Dick Humphreville
richard@furnituremaker.co     (yes, '.co')
website: humphrevillefurniture.com
860-442-5003


JOINERY

Examples of joints you can learn to build

Click on any picture to see movie describing joint
blind mortise through mortise dovetail half blind dovetail
Blind Mortise and Tenon
Through Wedge Mortise and Tenon
Open and Through Dovetail
Half Blind Dovetail

scarfOblique Scarf

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Skilled joinery in the art of making wooden furniture has been practiced since the advent of the bronze age.  With the arrival of the industrial revolution, machinery powered by water, steam, and electricity has gradually pushed aside this art of making furniture by hand.  The finest furniture today, despite these machines, continues to be handmade. The focus of my business is to continue this skilled tradition through the building one-of-a-kind pieces for individuals who can appreciate the highest quality handmade furniture.  Each piece is designed to last indefinitely given the proper care. 

All my pieces are signed and dated.   My signature ensures that the quality of each of my pieces is of the highest level.   With each piece goes a part of my soul, so take great care.

Joinery in Action with Real Furniture
(click picture to see movie)

Highboy

Traditional Highboy

Contempory

Study in Proportion - Table for Two

 

 

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