How to Design and Build Smooth Curves in Wood Furniture

WHY DRAW?

With few exceptions such as incrementally produced, highly sculptural work, curves in furniture building need to be drawn before being committed to wood. You don’t want to commit expensive wood to whim. Also, a curve is often used in symmetrical components of a piece that need to match, so it needs to be produced with control.

curves in wood

Drawing techniques are useful at the drafting board, directly on wood that will then be sawn and shaped, and for preparing templates that will be used to produce wood parts by sawing and routing.

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