“Pillowing” Wood in Furniture Making

⚙️ EPISODE #205: It’s difficult to improve on the simplicity of Shaker furniture. But an ordinary Shaker tapered leg is perfect for showing the dramatic difference an easy “pillowing” technique can make. In this episode I show you a straightforward hand-worked process for adding this organic effect which, although subtle, provides a significant change in the appearance of any flat surface, causing it to look more contemporary or Danish modern. And it’s a lot of fun to apply to boot! Hope you enjoy it! (Closed captioned)

⚙️ NEXT ONLINE COURSE WITH TOM: Bowfront End Table – start August 31. Topics include: Pillowing, dovetailing a bowfront drawer, veneering, etc. Join us for the live sessions or watch them later at your convenience. Companion Plans available as well. Learn more here: htpps://www.epicwoodworking.com/product/be

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