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.
Alf Sharp’s Furniture at the Hermitage
Alf Sharp will give a tour of the building and furniture in the home of Andrew Jackson. Alf is well known for his museum quality furniture and his work for the Hermitage has included furniture and architectural work. Please join us for an interesting and informative tour of this historical gem right here in Middle Tennessee. As we walk around the home, Alf will discuss the various pieces he has made for the home, and relate several other interesting and amusing stories gleaned over the years of doing work for the Hermitage.
Cumberland Furniture Guild Winter Meeting
Feb 28, 2015 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held at Craig Nutt’s Shop
1307 Kingston Springs Road, Kingston Springs, TN 37082
Building Miniatures with Craig Nutt
Craig will talk about the use of maquettes (models) as part of his design process, and for client presentations. Please join us for a very informative, exciting and interesting demonstration.
January 31 - Social at Woodturner's Meeting at the Marriott in Cool Springs.
February 28 - Craig Nutt on building miniatures and Alan Daigre will talk on trademarks at Craig Nutt's shop in Ashland City.
March 14 - Social at Good Wood in East Nashville
April 4 – Show at Fort Houston: Come show and sell your work 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 16 – Alf Sharp will discuss the furniture in Andrew Jackson's home at the Hermitage.
June 20 - Pig roast at Matthew Teague's house.
The Cumberland Furniture Guild Fall Meeting
The fall meeting will include a CNC demonstration by David Sapp as well as a demonstration of vintage hand tools by Bill Maddox
November 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Woodcraft, 209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd Ste. 164, Franklin, TN 37064
The Cumberland Furniture Guild is delighted to once again partner with Fort Houston to offer an opportunity for Guild members to show and sell work. This show will be Saturday, October 4, 2014. Every member is encouraged to show and sell his or her work as part of the monthly First Saturday Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston. There is no fee involved. Just come set up your area and spend the evening meeting people, selling your goods and enjoying the atmosphere. The shows will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with set up starting at 9 a.m. that morning.
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.