Veneer from B.C. wood species receives the exposure it deserves in a summer exhibition of furniture designed and produced by students of Camosun College's Fine Woodworking Program in Victoria. Sponsored jointly by Camosun College, B.C. Wood Specialties Group and the Canadian Forestry Service, this annual exhibition is in its eighth year.
The 16 projects vary in form from sculptural to refined and in concept from fun to practical. Numerous functions are addressed by the students including dining, modules for conferences, game playing, hall display and bedside storage. Thin face veneer is used to overlay inexpensive synthetic panels, often with decorative inlays of contrasting species and grain. Heavier veneer is parallel laminated to make the structural members of underframes and bases.
Entries were evaluated on the basis of form, function and marketability by jurors Ken Guenter, Stephen Harrison, Ian Harvey, Richard Kaufmann and Solly Reeve.
For more information contact Cameron Russell, Instructor for Camosun's Fine Furniture Program (250.370.3803).
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