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Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners

A course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)
Artisan furniture workshop. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 01/28/2019
, Artisan furniture workshop

Learn the essential steps for designing, planning, and building wooden furniture in your own signature style

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
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Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners

Learn the essential steps for designing, planning, and building wooden furniture in your own signature style


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (74)
  • 4170 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 27 Lessons (5h 18m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Would you say that your home reflects your personality? Say goodbye to generic furniture and dare to start creating it with your own two hands. With the help of Patricio Ortega, architect, carpenter, and co-founder of the Maderística workshop in Chile, you can learn the skills, discipline, and creativity to become a custom furniture maker with truly professional work.

In this course, learn the steps for building a rack-type wardrobe with a sliding door and discover the fundamental techniques for creating other similar projects. If you admire woodworking and would like to build on your skills, you can also learn with Patricio’s other course, Professional Woodworking for Beginners.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Structural, Functional and Basic Aesthetic Notions for Furniture Design
  • U3
    U3. The wonderful World of Woodworking
  • U4
    U4. The production
  • U5
    U5. Finishings and Design Details
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First, get to know your teacher, Patricio Ortega, and learn about how his background led him to create Maderística, “a suit tailored for him”. He explains his idea of ​​signature carpentry and introduces you to some artists who influence his work.

Then, dive into the subject matter by reviewing the three essential aspects of a piece of furniture: structural stability, functionality, and aesthetics.

Next, learn some key concepts that you need to master before working as a carpenter. Patricio helps you understand the importance of having the right workspace and shows you the right kind of work table for those just getting started.

Let's do it! In this unit, start building your furniture. Select material, mark and drill screws, and assemble the body and legs.

Continue by learning about finishes and explore some possible design details for your project. Finally, learn to obtain the perfect slide for your sliding door, correcting final details and applying the characteristic Maderística seal.

What is this course's project?

Build a rack-type wardrobe with a wooden sliding door and learn the essentials for creating furniture with simple and functional lines.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who would like to get started in the woodworking trade, as well as amateurs who would like to expand their skills and achieve more professional results.

What you need

To take this course, no previous experience is necessary. You will need some basic tools like a ruler, a carpenter square, a combination square, presses, a jigsaw, a circular saw, a router or trimmer, sandpaper, a hammer, and some other minor common objects.

In any case, if you do not have all these tools available, this course could also be a very useful guide for learning more about the role of each and the possibilities they offer. You can organize and acquire them later as needed.


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Patricio Ortega (Maderística)

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Artisan furniture workshop

Patricio Ortega is an architect by profession and a carpenter by trade. Eight years ago, he co-founded Maderística, a small design and artisanal workshop making signature furniture. Together with Carlos Aracena, he is working to elevate carpentry to the same level as art and design, organizing workshops with the goal of repositioning this long-underestimated craft.

His work was selected for the 5th Ibero-American Design Biennial in Madrid and has been published by the media digitally and in print, including "New Chilean Creatives, Product Design" by Juan Pablo Fuentes, and the web series "Manufacturing", which records the work of new generation artisans who have excelled in different trades.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Structural, Functional and Basic Aesthetic Notions for Furniture Design

    • Basic Structural Notions
    • Functional Considerations
    • The Aesthetic Dimension
    • Review of The Functional and Aesthetic Structural Dialogue in The Furniture of Maderística 1
    • Review of The Functional and Aesthetic Structural Dialogue in The Furniture of Maderística 2
  • U3

    The wonderful World of Woodworking

    • Thinking Like a Carpenter
    • Materials and Tools 1
    • Materials and Tools 2
    • Work Bench
    • Design and Dimensioning 1
    • Design and Dimensioning 2
  • U4

    The production

    • Selection of Material, Cutting, Identification of Parts and Sanding 1
    • Selection of Material, Cutting, Identification of Parts and Sanding 1
    • Selection of Material, Cutting, Identification of Parts and Sanding 1
    • Marking and drilling of screws
    • Entarugado 1
    • Creased 2
    • Discounts
    • Body mounting
    • Legs 1
    • Legs 2
  • U5

    Finishings and Design Details

    • Finishings and Details on the Body
    • Texture Work
    • Final Details and Finish
  • FP

    Final project

    • Furniture design and construction for beginners

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Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners. A Design, and Craft course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística) Best Seller

Furniture Design and Construction for Beginners

A course by Patricio Ortega (Maderística)
Artisan furniture workshop. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 01/28/2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (74)
  • 4170 students