Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners
Learn the essential steps for designing, planning, and building wooden furniture in your own signature style
Would you say that your home reflects your personality? Say goodbye to generic furniture and dare to start creating it with your own two hands. With the help of Patricio Ortega, architect, carpenter, and co-founder of the Maderística workshop in Chile, you can learn the skills, discipline, and creativity to become a custom furniture maker with truly professional work.
In this course, learn the steps for building a rack-type wardrobe with a sliding door and discover the fundamental techniques for creating other similar projects. If you admire woodworking and would like to build on your skills, you can also learn with Patricio’s other course, Professional Woodworking for Beginners.
First, get to know your teacher, Patricio Ortega, and learn about how his background led him to create Maderística, “a suit tailored for him”. He explains his idea of signature carpentry and introduces you to some artists who influence his work.
Then, dive into the subject matter by reviewing the three essential aspects of a piece of furniture: structural stability, functionality, and aesthetics.
Next, learn some key concepts that you need to master before working as a carpenter. Patricio helps you understand the importance of having the right workspace and shows you the right kind of work table for those just getting started.
Let’s do it! In this unit, start building your furniture. Select material, mark and drill screws, and assemble the body and legs.