New guest instructor Philip Morley will show us how he constructs an elegant dining table in his Texas wood shop. There's more than meets the eye in this one as the curves and angles show off a thoughtful and organic design.
Dimensions will be 68"L x 34"W x 30"H
Philip Morley was born in London, England. After a rough academic start, struggling with dyslexia, he found his true passion in trade school where he studied for four years to become a joiner under the City and Guilds program. While in the program, Phil attempted to build as much furniture as he could and gain as much knowledge of furniture making as possible, even though the program was not a strictly furniture making program. Once he graduated, Philip worked as joiner doing restoration work on various prestigious historical buildings in central London. As much as he enjoyed restoration work, he knew that his true passion was furniture making. After moving to the United States, he studied with furniture designer Richard Chillcott in Ruskin, Florida for three years before moving to Texas. In an effort to learn more about furniture making as a craft, Phil apprenticed under mastercraftsman Michael Colca for 7 years studying the art of fine furniture. He is now a contributing author to Fine Woodworking Magazine and has been published in Woodworker West and Woodskills Magazine. He has taught furniture making at Austin Community College for eight years and is a visiting instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. He is also one of the founding members and lead instructors at Austin School of Furniture and Design. He is one of the cohosts of The Woodworkers Podcast. Phil continues to build one-of-a-kind pieces in his small studio located on his property where he can be close to his family. He also continues to learn as much as possible about how to better his craft and push himself as much as he can as a craftsman.