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Shaker Furniture (Built to Last)

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Bolster your woodworking and furniture-making skills with designs that stand the test of time! Shaker furniture is timeless. Due to its basic design and clean lines, it looks natural and complementary in any setting. Compatible with a 1700s farmhouse, a 21st century home, and anything in between, the possibilities for these quality furniture pieces are endless. Form follows function with these 12 projects created to suit all levels of woodworking skills. It's an all-around education for anyone interested in developing their historic knowledge of handcrafted building as well as manual abilities, fit with fully-illustrated and step-by-step instructions. Clear and concise photos show the layouts and construction of each project. These detailed shop drawings aid in understanding the breakdown of components, making for an easy management of assembly. The instructions include "extras." The pie safe, for example, features traditional patterns for tin panels. A thorough explanation of various tin punch tools is provided to help you along and increase your understanding of the Shaker style. But not everybody is ready to tackle such a complex piece; therefore, there are a number of simpler designs to get you started. Once you know the basics of how to build those, you will have


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Pages 144
Publish Date 2010-10-01
Series Built to Last
Size 7.5" x 9.0" x 0.0"
Author Skills Institute Press
Product Form Paperback / softback


About the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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