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Category: Design

Split-Top Roubo: Tweaked From the Start

Posted on February 19th, by Andy Brownell in Design, Gorilla Glue, Projects. No Comments

I knew right away that I would be making some tweaks to the overall plans from Benchcrafted’s split-top Roubo workbench. My 350 sq/ft shop simply can’t accommodate the full sized bench at 87″, that is unless I want to smash my elbow when planing wood on it. Because of this space limitation, I’m going to do the “baby” Roubo that is ~72″.

This is fortunate because the top laminate pieces (from a locally-harvested log i dried over the last three years) were really twisted and it took some work with Frank David of MidWest Woodworking to get that out of the … Read More »

Mid-Century Modern, Moser and SEO

Posted on January 20th, by Andy Brownell in Design. 8 comments

It’s no secret I am a fan of Thomas Moser Furniture. I have built at least 6 projects that are of his designs directly like the Edo Bed and Bench over the last three years. I love his and his son David’s perspective on design and a proven willingness to bring new products to market, even if they don’t always succeed. Anyone who builds furniture for profit knows how competitive the market is and that the competition comes from both domestic and foreign manufacturers.

The other reason I am a fan is that his business has successfully grown over the last … Read More »