Thomas Jefferson’s chairs

This chair was probably made at Monticello - by Thomas Jefferson's joiner and slave, John Hemings.  Whether TJ himself ever sat on it is up for discussion. [caption id="attachment_855" align="alignright" width="231"] Collection of Colonial Williamsburg[/caption] In the collection of Colonial Williamsburg, it is an example of a chair with less…

Design by Hand and Eye

I usually don't get involved with little snippets of things, but every once in a while something comes across the bench that shows significant creativity and an understanding of a more complex topic. This happens to be one. A great stop-motion short about designing a footstool using Leonardo's concepts embodied…

A New Beginning

Fort Point Cabinetmakers, where I have been a Managing Partner for the last 9 years, is moving. [caption id="attachment_816" align="alignright" width="800"] A view of our existing bench room[/caption] There are eight of us, all traveling on slightly different paths, but coalescing in a supportive group of furniture makers working together…