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    A Celebration...of Furniture: Joinery in the Construction of Furniture Class

    Megan Basnak Jan 1 '12 0

    This past fall semester, 13 students embarked on an explorative journey in the world of furniture design and construction with Materials and Methods Shop Director Dick Yencer and his assistant Wade Georgi.  Throughout the semester, students were instructed on how to properly use various tools in the shop, including both wood and metal-working tools. With these skills, students were challenged to design and build their own pieces of furniture, taking into consideration their own personal definitions of what furniture really is and what it means in relation to the surrounding world. 

    A variety of construction methods and materials were used by students and as a result, a wide variety of pieces were produced including a dining room table, shelving system, and coffee table just to name a few. A final celebration was held on December 14 in the Materials and Methods Shop showcasing to the UB community each student's personal masterpiece. Below are images showing everything that made the class a huge success.


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