Hey guys. I am really interested in learning how to make my own furniture and wanted to know if anyone works in or studied carpentry or woodwork?
I was just wondering if you've ever made some for yourself or perhaps as a gift?
If so, I'd love to see some pictures!
Sadly, all my early pics are gone. Two ex-wives seized most of them, floods the rest. What really saddens me are many pics were from my childhood, with my family, and I lost those, too. I don't have a single pic of my parents.
But in any case, here's what I built with wood:
- miniatures (dollhouses)
- small furniture pieces
- shadow boxes and other wall decorations
- a room addition to a friend's house, from the ground up
I did take a woodworking class in college, but really one of those basket-weaving electives for an easy "A". Otherwise I'm self-taught. And all my stuff was very practical, either musical instruments, or things you could use, rather than anything artsy, except maybe my wall decorations.
Wood is like clay, just harder. I suggest consulting the vast number of books on the subject, plus Internet resources.