What is fine furniture exactly?
I scour the net everyday to get my fix for new methods and techniques to use in my woodworking projects. I don't believe in there is only one way to do something. Never have and never will!
It seems that alot of people believe that if you use metal drawer slides your fine furniture piece isn't fine furniture and that it's not quality work.
That if you use nails or screws in your joinery that it's not fine furniture.
That if you use pocket holes or biscuits it's not fine furniture.
That if you use god forbid a belt sander your not building fine furniture.
Last I checked this is the 21st century and we have all these items available to use in the making of our woodworking projects. Why not use them.
Now people will start to say thats not how they traditionally built fine furniture but I say they didn't have these items available to them and if they were they were cost prohibitive.
Why is it that alot of woodworkers only consider it fine furniture if you only used hand tools?
I understand that some people enjoy using only hand tools and more power to them but how does that make a piece of furniture any more "fine" than one built with power tools?