Jeff Miller turned to woodworking after a career as a classical musician and brings a musician’s sensibility to his furniture designs. He has been making award-winning furniture in his Chicago studio for over 37 years and has participated in numerous juried shows in galleries and museums across the country. Jeff has written four books (and is at work on a fifth): Chairmaking and Design, Beds, Children’s Furniture and The Foundations of Better Woodworking. He has also contributed to Taunton Press’ Furniture for All Around the House and Storage Projects for All Around the House. Chairmaking and Design, and its companion DVD Chairmaking Techniques, won Stanley Tools/National Association of Home and Workshop Writers “Golden Hammer” awards for best how-to book and video in 1997. Jeff also writes frequently for most of the major woodworking magazines and teaches around the country.

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