Furniture Design Course

The Furniture Design Course teaches you furniture design and furniture making skills. The course is based on skills developed and used in a fully functioning furniture making studio. Learn from an expert in woodworking and furniture making. Norman Pirollo, a woodworker and furniture maker for over 20 years, has had his work published in several magazines and books. In this period, he has established four woodworking businesses. Norman has also written the From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey book, chronicling his journey into woodworking.

In this course, I cover furniture design. Good design is essential in a quality furniture piece. Good design minimizes wasted resources and provides a furniture maker with essential feedback and pause when creating furniture. Loosely translated, the design process keeps a maker from rushing into a potentially flawed furniture design. The checks and balances give pause to the process as well as streamlining the build. Developing your own furniture style and aesthetic is covered. Selecting the right woods for a furniture design is critical in determining the appeal of a furniture piece.

As with most woodworkers, I was anxious to build furniture early on. With the passage of time and several furniture project completed, the anxiety of simply creating work had passed. It was far more important to create a well-designed and striking piece of furniture. So I delved into furniture design, studied with a few renown furniture makers, and used this knowledge to develop a furniture design process that works.

In the online furniture design course you will acquire skills necessary to design and create your own unique furniture. Learn to develop your own style of furniture and aesthetic. Over 2 hours in total. Course features videos on these topics:

  1. Furniture design overview, the history of furniture design
  2. Becoming familiar with the furniture design process
  3. Understand design process, bring your furniture designs to next level
  4. How to select wood for a furniture design
  5. Use of mockups and prototypes to develop a furniture design
  6. In-depth use of mockups to develop a furniture design
  7. Determining a furniture style for your own furniture designs
  8. Selecting a furniture style and aesthetic
  9. Developing a furniture design
  10. Getting the proportions right in a furniture design
  11. Using the dynamic design process in a furniture design
  12. Use of maquettes and prototypes in a furniture design
  13. Use of templates and CAD when designing your furniture

– Furniture Design Course can be Streamed or Downloaded
Separate Introduction module
– 13 video modules from wood selection, drawing, mockups, prototypes, CAD
– Modules can be followed in any order and stopped or repeated at any time
– All 13 video modules (2 hours) included in the single $39 price

Total Cost: $39 (Stream or Download).

   

Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio at: Pirollo Design Blog as well as having written and published four books in the past year. Some of the books and magazines which the authors furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured:

The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood (New Art Press)
From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey (New Art Press)

Start Your Own Woodworking Business (New Art Press)
Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture (Schiffer Publishing)
IDS15 (Studio North)
Canadian Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
Our Homes magazine Fall 2014
IDS14 (Studio North)
NICHE Magazine Winter 2013
Fine Woodworking Magazine – 4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes – 2009
Fine Woodworking Magazine  – Essential Shopmade Jigs 2009
Woodwork magazine
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets ( Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer Books)
Canadian Interiors Design Source Guide
Ottawa Life magazine (Profile,work) 2012
Panoram Italia magazine
Our Homes magazine
Craft Journal