The Cumberland Furniture Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the makers, patrons, and sellers of handmade furniture, and to the development and promotion of their craft through education, networking, exhibition, and community service.
Jeff Miller will take 12 hands-on participants through his process of designing a chair. A chair is the essence of form and function and no one does it as wonderfully as Jeff. Starting with the basics, Jeff will help you develop your chair from concept to a mock-up using foam board and hot glue. He will help you develop the insights into how to go from the mock-up to building a prototype in your shop. August 9th from 10AM -5 PM at Charles Brock Chairmaker’s Studio located at 2001 Campbell Station Parkway/ B-3 (next to Gary’s Place) in Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174.
Improve Your Furniture & Chair Design with Master Woodworker, Furniture Designer, Author & Teacher - Jeff Miller
The Cumberland Furniture Guild welcomes Jeff Miller’s lecture on Furniture Design to the summer meeting at Fort Houston located at 500 Houston St, Nashville. All members and interested persons are invited to hear one of the most prominent furniture makers and designers of our time describe his process for designing and building functional as well as beautiful contemporary furniture. There is no charge to attend this meeting.
Lines, Round-overs and Curves, Oh MY!
If you have been a flat boarder for too long, Charles can help open a door to adding lines to your projects that will move the viewer’s eye toward and around your work. Have you been dreaming about crafting a piece of furniture that looks like it is moving, even when it’s standing still? Charles will demonstrate how he sculpts furniture to become flowing, organic pieces of art. It's all about lines, and the power of the "S - Curve!"
"MARKETING YOUR WORK"
A Panel Discussion
Terri Alea, Director of TACA, Alan Daigre of Alan Daigre Designs, Roger Gramm, owner of Just Plane Wood, and Chuck Brock, Chair maker/Multi-media Publisher will conduct a panel discussion on marketing your work. The meeting will be held at Fort Houston, located at 500 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203 on Saturday, May 17th from 2-4. Please join us for a very informative and exciting discussion.
First Saturday Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston APRIL 5, 2014 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Join us at FORT HOUSTON, 500 Houston Street, where the Cumberland Furniture Guild will be showing and selling member’s work Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will have drinks and refreshments, so come make an evening of it!
will be at Greg Pennington’s place in Hendersonville, Tennessee from
2 to 8 p.m. on August 17th, 2013. After some brief Guild business
the meeting will start off with a “barn raising” of sorts, as we help
Greg to raise his new timber-framed shed. The shed we will help raise
is based on Jack Sobon’s book “A Timber Frame Workshop”.
Then the real fun begins. The rest of this gathering will pretty much
be “Let’s have a party!” They have a pool for kids, and everyone is
encouraged to bring family and/or potential guild recruits as well as a
The Cumberland Furniture Guild’s Spring Meeting
will be on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Houston at 500 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203, and will feature an informal presentation on “Promoting Your Business with Social Media”, as well as a Shop Crawl to the shops of some of our other members who are located in that neighborhood.
Appalachian Center Exhibition
Call for Entries
We are happy to announce the Call for Entries for the Cumberland Furniture Guild’s next Juried Exhibition. The Exhibitions Committee of the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee, through a national competitive selection process, chose the Cumberland Furniture Guild to be included in their 2012-13 exhibitions season. A portfolio of images of our members’ work was submitted nearly two years ago, and we have been invited to do this juried exhibition at the Craft Center from August 21st through October 26th, 2013. Please click here to open the Call for Entries PDF which you can then print or save to your desktop. Note that the PDF has two pages– the announcement and an entry form. The deadline for submissions is June 24th, 2013.
We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to your submission.
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The Cumberland Furniture Guild's Winter meeting will be on Saturday, March 16th, from 2 to 5 p.m. This meeting will feature a demonstration by renowned wood sculptor and furniture maker Brad Sells. Brad will make some chips fly and discuss his wood shaping techniques from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shop of Andrew Caldwell in Nashville. Check back here or in the CFG newsletter for details and directions.