Preserving a Craft: Harrington Experimental Design Class Visits Furniture Craftsman Jeff Miller

February 15, 2012 General 0 Comments

Harrington field trip to J Miller

Jeff Miller is undoubtedly a very interesting guy: a musician, writer and furniture craftsman, he has been creating clean-lined, flawlessly joined woodworking for over three decades. He practices his art, with the help of his numerous traditional furniture-building tools, in an old U.S. Post Office building located in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park. Recently, the Harrington College of Design Experimental Design class had the opportunity to visit Jeff in his element.

Students got the chance to learn more about handcrafted furniture and Jeff’s business while taking a tour of his workshop. A glimpses of Jeff's workshop is shown above (you can see more photos of the trip here). You can also see Jeff in action in a feature recently published in Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Interested in furniture making? Jeff Miller offers furniture-making workshops for beginners to experienced woodworkers. Classes are small in size and teach in both a lecture and hands-on format. See the workshop schedule on Jeff’s website at

Many thanks to Jeff Miller for sharing your craft with us!

About Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller is a furniture designer, craftsman, teacher, and author of woodworking books and articles (he's also a former classical musician and a Dad). Jeff's furniture has been shown in galleries and shows nationwide and has won numerous awards. His furniture is in the Decorative Arts Collection of the Chicago History Museum. You can visit his site at


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