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A photo essay by David Upfill-Brown on the making of a very complicated piece.

A rocking chair project in the style of Sam Maloof.

Richard Raffan shows how to turn a tool handle, fit a ferrule and hammer the handle home.

Gerrit Rietveld's iconic Red Blue Chair epitomises the imaginative use of standardised components. John Winder explains.

Using Tasmanian blackwood, renowned US Shaker furniture maker and author Kerry Pierce makes a classic ladderback chair.

An insight into the marquetry art of Michael Retter.

This simple wall cabinet design can be decorated in a variety of ways.

Does it work as a furniture finish? Yes, absolutely but it does require maintenance, writes Christopher Schwarz.

Richard Raffan shows how to mark out for and turn bowls with beautiful bark edges.

Built to replace a window, this cabinet was truly built in.

Andrew Potocnik was sent a piece of Tasmanian leatherwood to turn and designed a piece that would highlight its streaky patterns within a simple conical bowl form.

Strong, practical and straightforward to construct, these benches are all about best serving their purpose.

Tormek's whetstone sharpening system has delivered proven results for decades. Check out this video demo of Tormek T8.

Learn the basics of coopering...and make an elegant vase. Story by Damion Fauser.

How to store and safeguard your hand tools.