Furniture Videos: How Was it Made?
A collection of videos on furniture making techniques
Boulle Marquetry refers to the inlay techniques developed by the French craftsman Andre Charle Boulle in the 17th century.
The Dovetail Joint
The dovetail joint is a strong, interlocking joint often used in drawer construction.
The Fractal Table
The Fractal Table is based on the distinctive branching form of the dragon tree. The growth patterns of the tree are developed into a design based on mathematical algorithms. The table is made using a digital 3-D ‘printing’ process controlled by computer.
The Branca Chair
This video shows the making of the Branca chair. Its design is inspired by the branches of a tree. In Italian ‘branca’ means branch.
The Panton Chair
This video shows the making of a Panton Chair. The Panton stacking chair was designed in 1960 by Verner Panton. In 1967 the furniture company Vitra marketed a version in fibreglass. The more recent model shown here is made out of injection-moulded plastic.
How Was it Made? Mortise-and-Tenon Joint
The mortise-and-tenon joint is used to join two pieces of wood together. It is a strong and simple joint. A mortise is a hole in the piece of wood and the tenon fits inside this. This video shows a tenon being cut.