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Stacked Lamination Coffee Table

Posted on April 9th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, Publications. 8 comments

Most furniture I’ve made it’s been about angles, curves and accurate joinery of dimensional lumber. In order to stretch myself a bit in both design and execution, I’ve recently begun working on a stacked lamination coffee table. This stacked lamination style became popular during the Midcentury period by artists like Wendell Castle. After seeing some of his highly carved, organic work in person at the Chicago Art Institute, I couldn’t resist giving it a try for myself.

Depending on the size, stacked lamination projects can either be created from single solid pieces, or smaller pieces mechanically joined together to create a void … Read More »


5 Reasons To Attend The Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire

Posted on September 9th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion, Projects. No Comments

In just a few days, I’ll be one of over 70 local makers and crafters attending the second annual Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. One of the sponsors of this event, The Gorilla Glue Company, will have a large booth with demos, give-aways and products that are designed to help us all be better makers, fixers, etc.

I’ll be conducting demonstrations on how to make four projects, all with a decidedly beer-pub theme:

Beer Growler Crates
Beer Bottle Openers
Beer Connoisseur’s Serving Tray
Rosewood Handled Knife

Each will feature the use of one or several Gorilla Glue adhesives, and I’ll be giving away a few to some … Read More »


Beer Connoisseur’s Serving Tray

Posted on September 5th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion, Projects. 1 Comment

This post is a part of a series of projects I’ve been contracted to develop for The Gorilla Glue Company that will be featured at the Cincinnati Mini-Maker’s Faire, September 13-14, 2014. Click here for more information on the event.

Anyone who walks around a party with food and drink in your hand can understand how awkward it is to free up a hand to greet someone. This project is designed to help solve that problem—at least for those who are drinking beer from a bottle. Part painter’s palette, part serving tray, this wood serving tray offers a functional and elegant solution to giving your beer … Read More »