RICHARD WEIGAND’S BLOG

The Affordable Factor With Custom Furniture

Sometimes the process that is gone through to make custom furniture isn’t well known by the buyer. We don’t do anything that is mass produced as our efforts are devoted to providing what each individual client wants and then tailoring our work to them specifically....

WOOD EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING…

Wood absorbs and releases moisture in response to the humidity in its environment. What this means for furniture, especially wide table tops, is that a piece of wood expands and contracts. With table tops we usually do what’s called a breadboard end to the top which...

Take a Break

Take a Break

Sometimes it’s fun to take a break and do something creative with some wood that always seems to lie around the shop.

Spring is here…

Spring is here…

So glad winter is over and Spring is here and we can look forward to these beautiful flowers!

Fairing the Curve Pt 2

Fairing the Curve Pt 2

One might wonder what the most important technique might be for fairing the curve… It’s the old tried and true, doing it by the eye. Practice makes perfect.

Fairing the Curve

An interesting thing for a furniture maker is fairing the curve and looking at what that means. Something to consider when doing this is there are no real mathematical definitions or formulas for fairing a curve and what is correct and what is not. It’s all based on...

Favorite Quote by John Ruskin – (1819-1900)

"It's unwise to pay too much but it's unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The...

Firewood to Art

Firewood to Art

That bowl was made from a maple tree being cut up for firewood in a yard in Galax, VA. I saw it on my way to town. I stopped and got them to give the tree to me. It was heavily burled and had some rot, but I saw beauty in there. The bowl comes from a lot of 75 bowls I...

Interesting Quote

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci