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When the people of France saw the transformation that Gothic architecture brought to St. Denis, everyone wanted their own Gothic Cathedral.

An Introduction to Gothic Tracery (With a Router

This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …

The 3 orders of classical greek architecture: doric, Ionic and Corinthian. These order were not always strictly maintained but used more as startingpoints as can been seen in the variety of proportions within a single order shown here.