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Grow Your Own Chair

If taking a rough sawn plank of timber, breaking it down into parts, only to then reassemble into a new configuration, now with the addition well-thought-out joins, bends and curves to offer function and ergonomics… seems like a lot of work. Well, the good news...

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‘Green gold’ – Huon Pine Facts

The Huon pine Lagarostrobos franklinii is a conifer and is endemic to Tasmania. It is the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. Related species from the family Podocarpaceae, originating from the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, are found in Chile, Malaysia and New Zealand. The Huon pine is...

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Bespoke Skateboard Deck Workshop

Being a lord of Dogtown is one thing, but becoming a lord of the workshop is something else entirely. This was our very first bespoke skate deck workshop. We had eight student all eager and excited to craft their own custom skateboard or longboard. Over  the two three-hour sessions,...

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Bespoke Skateboard Workshop

Huon Pine Skatedeck by Noddy Boffin - Resident and Tutor, Elliot Gorham. The Huon pine Lagarostrobos franklinii is a conifer and is endemic to Tasmania. It is the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. Related species from the family Podocarpaceae, originating from the ancient supercontinent Gondwana,...

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Design – What is good design?

What is good design? Design [dəzajn] is a 
method of problem solving. The simplest definition: Design is so many things, executed in many different ways, but the function is always the same. Whether it’s blueprints, a clever UI, a brochure, or a chair – design can help...

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Wood Workshops: Material Value

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Australian Design Review Physically creating something tangible to suit a purpose or fulfil a creative urge is a fundamental human yearning, one perhaps neglected in an era where our hands are occupied as an extension of touch screens and keyboards. In the smartphone age,...

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The Project I Made at H&Co…

Testimonial by Elizabeth Taylor The project that I designed and constructed at Handsome & Co. (Thursday night class) is a piano bench. There are open bridle joints on each corner, and mortise and tenon joints on the cross rails and gate leg. On the top are...

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