Furniture Making at its best

Paul Perkins a former student at Rowden workshops sent me this lovely image of an English Brown Oak cabinet that he recently made for a client. This is utilizing a technique made popular in the middle ages called linen fold panelling. This was a way to decorate the surfaces of wall panelling to imitate fabric hence the name “linen fold”. Paul has used this in a contemporary piece to reflect an ancient technique and made a very special piece of work.



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