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.
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.
Will be on SUNDAY, October 28th, 2012 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at The Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee.
This meeting will feature a panel discussion with noted furniture makers Graham Campbell, Alf Sharp, and Jim Horne. The theme of the panel will be
“My Biggest Influences from the 20th Century and Beyond”
This will also be our last chance to take in this great exhibition. Members with pieces in the exhibition will then be able to load out their furniture at the close of the meeting should they choose.
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Cumberland Furniture Guild’s Current Juried Exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee, opening on August 10th and running through October 28th, 2012.
We have an outstanding variety of studio and reproduction furniture juried in to this exhibition. We are thrilled with the wide range of styles represented, the depth of quality of the works chosen, and the unique inspirations for each piece.