Today’s techniques and tools make old-time craftsmanship easier than ever to achieve. If you typically build furniture with sheet-goods carcasses, it’s hard to imagine a world before plywood and MDF. There was one, though, filled with sturdy, lightweight furniture made of framed panels. Such assemblies shrink or swell with the seasons, without splitting or their joints pulling apart. Frame-and panel furniture advantage still hole true today.
Featured in the May 2009 issue of WOOD.
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