in the News
Corona Plumosa by Nancy R. Hiller will be included in the Indiana State Museum's studio furniture exhibition, scheduled to run from October 2013 through June 2014. Using a blind jury process, Professor Wendy Maruyama of San Diego State University selected 23 outstanding examples of functional studio pieces by Indiana artists in traditional and contemporary designs.
The Highland Woodworker’s first Moment with a Master of the 2013 season features 2008 SAPFM Cartouche award recipient Alf Sharp. Find out how Alf’s fascination with the centerfold of a British secretary attracted him to furniture making. Learn more as we visit with Alf in his Tennessee home and shop on the next Highland Woodworke, available after February 23 at Highland Woodworker.
Mary May describes how to carve foliage on a spindle in an article in Popular Woodworking. "Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post" is in the October 2012 issue.
Nancy Hiller has an article in the September/October issue of Fine Woodworking (#228), "Arts & Crafts With an English Accent" The article details the making of a writing desk that she designed based on original circa-1903 drawings of washstands produced by the Harris Lebus furniture company of London. Nancy found copies of the plans at the Geffrye Museum in Hackney and obtained scans of the original drawings through the National Archives.
Freddy Roman shows how to quickly plot an ellipse using simple geometry in the August 2012 Popular Woodworking.
Charles Bender explains three variations of the trifid carved foot prevalent in Philadelphia in the August 2012 Popular Woodworking.
In the July/Aug 2012 issue of Fine Woodworking, Alan Turner describes how to make crosscut sleds for the table saw to accommodate a variety of cutting applications.
W. Mickey Callahan shows how he uses an overarm jig at the router table to produce curved mouldings with complex profiles. His article appears in the July/Aug 2012 issue of Fine Woodworking.
Eight members of SAPFM have been selected into Early American Life Magazine's 2012 Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Their work and contact information appear in the August 2012 issue. Congratulations to Dennis Bork, Vincent Chicone, David Diaman, Benjamin C. Hobbs, Tony Kubalak, Bob Stevenson, Matthew Wolfe and Fred Chellis !
Tools, Supplies, Instruction & Shows
The vendors who appear here support American Period Furniture with their advertising dollars. When you purchase tools, supplies, lumber, hardware, buy books, participate in shows or take classes from one of the businesses listed here, you are supporting the journal as well as the community of business professionals who help SAPFM to fulfill its mission. Make a habit of using the links below when ordering online and mention SAPFM when calling to place an order.
Ball & Ball has been a manufacturer of high quality decorative and architectural brass hardware for over 75 years.
Green Lake Clock Company supplies movements, hands and dials for 18th century reproduction tall clock cases.
Horton Brasses has been manufacturing authentic reproduction cabinet and furniture hardware for 70 years and offers over 1,000 different types of knobs, hinges, finials, castors and other decorative hardware.
Londonderry Brasses, Ltd. offers a fine selection of high quality reproduction brasses reproduced from period originals through the process of lost wax casting.
Lumber & Veneer
Berkshire Veneer, located in Great Barrington, MA, features a wide selection of exceptional domestic and exotic veneers.
Horizon Wood Products in Kersey, PA produces high quality hardwood veneers, boules, veneer logs and saw logs.
Irion Lumber Co. in Wellsboro, PA specializes in providing the highest quality lumber to the small custom furniture and architectural millwork shop as well as to the serious amateur woodworker.
Publishers & Media
Federal Style Orders offers a variety of online and print resources to architects, builders, and cabinet makers who seek authenticity in neo-classical design.
Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Providence allow you to discover an incredible resource for the finest in handcrafted furniture, decorative accessories, fine craft and original art. Talented artisans from across North America display and sell their wares at each venue. Goods may be purchased at the show and special commissions and custom orders are always welcome. If you think your work is a good fit for our shows, we invite you to apply to exhibit.
Toolemera Press offers a variety of ephemera and books on early tools, trades, crafts and industries.
Schools & Instruction
The Acanthus Workshop in East Coventry, PA offers apprentice, journyman, and master-level classes. Chuck Bender is the owner and lead instructor.
Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking provides a wide range of hands-on woodworking classes for men and women of all skill levels. School directed by Bob Van Dyke.
Craig W. Bentzley offers drawings of American masterpieces made by Robert Whitley. Email Craig for information.
Frederick Wilbur is an architectural and decorative woodcarver and author of three instructional books on carving. Inquire about Fred's class schedule at email@example.com.
The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly offers full-time and part-time programs in furniture making with master cabinet maker Phil Lowe.
Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, IN offers a broad selection of woodworking classes taught by the most highly-regarded craftsmen in the trade.
Mary May works with a variety of other artists, furniture makers, and builders to create custom hand carved pieces to meet the individual needs of each client. Mary also offers a variety of classes at my shop in Charleston, SC as well as workshops in various locations throughout the US.
Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking Mike Siemsen offers woodworking classes with a variety of well-known instructors.
North Bennet Street School in Boston has a
2-year accredited program in Cabinet and Furniture Making as well as 3-month and project workshops.
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop is a full service woodworking teaching studio for those interested in woodworking. PFW's goal is to provide a broad range of hands-on classes for woodworkers of all levels, including beginners.
University of Rio Grande in southern Ohio offers a two-year program in fine woodworking technology in a modern shop environment.
Woodworking Workshops of the Shenandoah Valley in Berryville, VA, offers week-long and weekend classes with master cabinetmakers Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton.
Tools & Shop Supplies
Adria Tools offers quality high-performance hand tools including tenon and dovetail saws, planes, chisels, gouges and more.
Benchcrafted, makers of the MAG-BLOK, the edge-friendly multi-purpose magenetic holder. Vises designed for effortless workholding are also available.
Czeck Edge Handtool offers awls, birdcage awls, burnishers and marking knives in three sizes for the discerning craftsman.
Diefenbacher Tools is a family-owned business dedicated to providing woodworkers with only the highest quality woodworking hand tools. Diefenbacher scouts the world for the best chisels, gouges, woodcarving tools, turning tools, planes, saws and more.
Gorilla Glue offers a new wood glue as well as a variety of other adhesives for all types of applications.
Laguna Tools features a complete line of high precision power tools.
Lake Erie Toolworks, makers of woodworking tools of exceptional quality, including wooden vise screws for workbenches.
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks began producing top-quality hand tools in 1981. Today the Maine-based manufacturer makes over 50 types of planes, saws, and spokeshaves.
M.S. Bickford offers high-quality handmade wooden moulding planes.
Old Brown Glue is a truly reversible wood adhesive, compatible with all animal glues making it ideal for antique furniture restoration, veneer work, lamination and instrument repair.
Old Street Tool, Inc., formerly Clark & Williams, offers quality wooden bench and moulding planes.
Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe offers handcrafted period furniture, specialty finishing supplies and hands-on instruction in a variety of techniques.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware sells everything a woodworker needs in the shop.
Shellac Finishes is a family owned business, catering to the classical woodworker. Their shellac is harvested and manufactured in Eastern India.
Tools for Working Wood offers the highest quality hand tools, plans, books and videos.
Woodcraft offers woodworking supplies, tools, accessories, hardware and plans online and at over 80 retail outlets.