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The Bubinga Desk: Evolving a Furniture Design

Posted on August 8th, by Andy Brownell in Design, Gorilla Glue, Projects. 2 comments

Here are some of the final pictures of the project I took with my iPhone last night, so they aren’t the best. The desk measures 52″ wide x 30″ deep by 35″ tall (at the shelf). It’s made from three solid (and very, very dense) pieces of matching Bubinga that I purchased last year from Midwest Woodworking. Incidentally there is about 100 bd-ft remaining for sale. I included sapwood where I could to tie into the design including the cross rail, bent-lamination drawer front, drawer pull and drawer supports. Joinery is a mix of draw bore pegged mortise and tenons, … Read More »


An Improvised Approach to Furniture Design

Posted on February 14th, by Andy Brownell in Design, Gorilla Glue, Projects. 2 comments

I’ve spent the last couple of months on a combination of small crafts and some commission work, along with refining a design for a desk project I’ve taken on for my daughter’s room. Parts of the desk will be made from solid 8/4 bubinga slabs I got from Frank David at Midwest Woodworking before they shut their doors. It’s price, and special gift at dulling tool blades is making me take an extra long time on design refinement before I start to make cuts. This design refinement is the subject of my improvised approach to furniture design. This approach is … Read More »


Come Visit The Gorilla Glue Booth at Woodworking in America

Posted on October 13th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion, Projects. No Comments

Next week will be my 5th Woodworking in America conference working for Gorilla Glue at their booth. ┬áThe Gorilla Glue Company has been a sponsor of this event since it’s inception, and has continued to show it’s support of woodworkers, hobbyists and DIY’ers everywhere. They are a local Cincinnati company, with products made in America employing hundreds of families that continues to bring new and innovative products to market.

This event is always the highlight of my annual woodworking calendar. Meeting old friends and new, sharing ideas, learning techniques and spending a wad of cash always comes with a two day … Read More »