Furniture in Architecture Blog

2018 in review

December 2018

We're pleased to say 2018 was a highly successful year for Luke Hughes, as we continued to grow the team in our Savoy Court studio and strengthen our global presence.

We had the opportunity to work on a number of key projects in the UK and further afield. Read on for our top project picks ... 

Solid timber or wood veneers?

November 2018

When deciding whether to use solid timber or wood veneers for your furniture project, you should consider appearance, life expectancy, cost and budget. Read on for our top tips on how to strike a balance ... 

This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with a range of materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

How to match wood veneers

October 2018

Wood veneers, once cut, can be matched to reach the desired look of the furniture. Read on for tips on using veneers in your design project. 

This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

4 common veneer cuts

August 2018
A veneer, a paper-thin slice of wood (usually under 3mm), is integral to furniture making. Read on for an introduction to using veneers in your design project.
 
This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

How to work with the natural appearance of timber

July 2018

In this post we discuss the appearance of solid timber parts, allowing you to effectively utilise the natural patterns in your designs. This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

The Master Carvers' on Chippendale

June 2018

On 7 June 2018, we opened the exhibition 'Matching Patron and Maker' in collaboration with the Master Carvers' Association. We sit down with member Hugh Wedderburn to discuss the legacy of Thomas Chippendale and what the future holds for traditional carving.

5 solid timber log conversion methods

May 2018
Read on to learn the five most common timber conversion methods, when using solid timber. This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

3 typical timber distortions designers should know

April 2018

In this post, we reveal the three most common forms of timber distortion. This continues our series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

The basics of timber movement

March 2018

Welcome to 'Furniture in Architecture', the Luke Hughes blog.

This post on timber movement will be the first in a series covering technical considerations when designing with materials, which our past clients and collaborators have found invaluable for their custom furniture projects.

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