Join me, Norman Pirollo, as I share 2+ decades of woodworking + furniture making expertise with you. My online woodworking courses, classes, books and webinars are derived from extensive, practical, real world furniture making.

I enjoy designing and creating unique, one of a kind contemporary furniture pieces. My furniture and wood art are featured in books and magazines and have won awards both in furniture and art shows. The unique, studio furniture which I design and create can be seen at I also enjoy writing about woodworking in the form of books and developing online woodworking courses at I frequently post project images + videos on Instagram

A selection of books and magazines where my furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured in:

HackSpace Magazine: Feature article Make With Wood
Woodworking: From Design To Making
Woodworking With Hand Tools (Taunton Press)
Can. Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
NICHE Magazine Winter 2013
Fine Woodworking magazine
Woodwork magazine
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets (Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today's Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer)
Fine Woodworking Shopmade Jigs 2009

Sketching + Drawing Furniture

There is an established process to designing furniture. Furniture can range from a standalone cabinet to a chair. It begins with a sketch of a furniture design or furniture concept you have in mind. The sketch evolves into a series of drawings and ult

Furniture Design Simplified

I offer a furniture design course (class) that breaks the design process down into bite-sized pieces. Furniture design can appear intimidating. Separate the process into individual steps and it becomes feasible. Furniture can range from a standalone c

Kumiko Course

I have been immersing myself into the world of Kumiko lately. The intricate patterns or motifs draw you in where the possibilities are endless to the application of the panels in furniture. An interesting fact is how Kumiko is a traditional Japanese f

Hand Tool Book (new)

I have been busy writing my latest book in the past weeks. It is dedicated to hand tools and techniques to use them. Over the years, I have shifted to hand tools in my furniture studio. Although I continue to use machines to process wood from rough to