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Category: Publications

Stacked Lamination Coffee Table

Posted on April 9th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, Publications. 10 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 »

Pinterest: From Casual User to Loyal Advocate

Posted on January 12th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Projects, Publications. 3 comments

Brownell Furniture Pinterest Activity 2/2014 – 1/2015

I’m officially a fan of Pinterest. In 2014 it helped me successfully grow client business (woodworking and advertising) and aided me in securing a contract to publish my first article in Popular Woodworking Magazine in 2015.  I’ve been integrating Pinterest into my toolkit far more than I have in the past to aid in visual discovery, design inspiration and collaboration. On the whole, Pinterest boasts about a 2/3 female, 1/3 male split within it’s user base, more than doubling the number of males over the last year. As a contributor to the growing minority, my recent fandom … Read More »

Good reading from the WIA Marketplace

Posted on October 23rd, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, Publications. No Comments

Over the last few years, my exposure to WIA has been primarily through the marketplace activities. You can find me working at the Gorilla Glue booth conducting demos and talking all things glue. Because of that, I haven’t been able to attend the seminars, which is the really exciting part of the event. Although a big box from Lie-Nielsen a few weeks later is also pretty sweet. To compensate for that, I’ve picked up the new books by many of the featured speakers.

This has been not only helpful, but also an inspiring way to help guide me on projects, technique … Read More »