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About designing and making

Ellis Walentine
Recently I received a query from an author who is about to be writing a book on furniture design. I thought you folks might want to weigh in on what would make such a book useful to you:

"In an ideal world, a working drawing (or 'shop drawing') is the dividing line between the design stage and the making stage of a piece of work. There is no shortage of books and articles on the making of a piece of furniture, but there is far less published about the design phase, from the initial conception to the working drawing. In a book about design, what would further your understanding of the process or be of help in designing a project?"

What think?

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