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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
Andy Rae

Taunton Press, 2001

Introducing a new woodworking series in the tradition of Tage Frid...a series filled with essential information required by woodworkers today. For the first time ever, all the techniques and processes necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles -- Furniture & Cabinet Construction, ...


Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any ...
Joseph T. Butler

Holt Paperbacks, 1986

With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture.


Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and ...
Barb Blair

Chronicle Books, 2013

Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 ...


Household DIY: Save Time and Money with Do It Yourself Hints & Tips on Furniture, Clothes, Pests, Stains, ..., 2013

DISCOVER:: A Proven Blueprint to Saving Money with DIY Projects, Hints and Tips! In these pages, you'll find methods that are helping people save hundreds of dollars. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how you can do your own household maintenance activities without seeking help from professionals. Tips range from the manufacture of your own cleaning and hygiene products, stain removal to odor control and more. There ...


Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details (Conran Octopus Interiors)
Bradley Quinn

Conran, 2006

The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies ...


Furniture Design
Jim Postell

Wiley, 2012

The comprehensive guide to furniture design— expanded and updated Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, Furniture Design offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design. Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings—including a new color section—this Second Edition features updated ...


Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary
Judith Miller

DK ADULT, 2005

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period. Featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley. Judith is the ideal expert to guide both amateur and experienced collectors ...


The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised
Joseph Aronson

Potter Style, 1965

A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.


Furniture You Can Build: Projects that Hone Your Skills series (Getting Started in Woodworking)
Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

Taunton Press, 2006

The first volume in this series "Getting Started in Woodworking: Skill Building Projects that Teach the Basics" proved that a book specifically designed to address the needs of beginning woodworkers has broad appeal. The second and third books in the series focus on shop development, while this fourth book continues the use of projects as a means to learn and practice skills. Studies have shown that beginners need two things to continue their ...


Design of the 20th Century (25)
Charlotte & Peter Fiell

Taschen, 2012

The bible of 20th-century design: From Art Nouveau to minimalism and everything in between   Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it`s all here - the ...


Furniture Marketing: From Product Development to Distribution
Richard R. Bennington

Fairchild Books, 2003

Furniture Marketing, 2nd Edition, contains an overview of how furniture products are developed, marketed, and presented to targeted retailers and consumers. Bennington focuses on developing an appreciation for furniture as a functional art form. This new edition covers the entire industry, including types of furniture, design periods, product development, and manufacturing. The text also explains how to sell furniture through pricing, promotion, ...


DIY Furniture, 2011

DIY Furniture gives you full step-by-step instructions for 30 amazing and inexpensive pieces you can use inside and outside your home. Learn how to make your own sofabed, reclaimed hardwood table, road-sign stools, cardboard coffee table, and even a giant beanbag! All projects are written by DIY furniture experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily do it yourself. Design your own space!


DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide
Christopher Stuart

Laurence King Publishing, 2011

Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using the step-by-step guides from common materials which can be found at the local hardware store. Along with designs for seating and storage, the book also features projects for making your own bed, wardrobe, lighting and garden ...


Simply-Built Furniture (Popular Woodworking)
Danny Proulx

Popular Woodworking Books, 2010

Keep it simple, keep it basic, keep it fun! Simply-Built Furniture is part of Danny Proulx's legacy to the woodworking world. He showed us that furniture doesn't have to be ornate or highly decorated to achieve a "timeless" status. Sometimes simple is best. Simple lines and simple joinery. This collection brings together special projects from Proulx's 16 books—most of which are now out of print—with pieces such as a rustic pine chest of ...


Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture and Accessories of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s
Robert W. Swedberg, Harriet Swedberg

Collector Books, 1986

Book by Robert W. Swedberg, Harriet Swedberg


Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture: Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects (Dover Woodworking)
Gustav Stickley

Dover Publications, 1986

Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, durable furniture based on Gustav Stickley's classic designs: tables, chairs, wall cabinets, desks, a hall tree, and more. Complete construction plans include drawings, schematics, dimensions, and lumber specs all reprinted from 1900s  The Craftsman magazine.


The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting: 115 Furniture Painting Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Save Your ..., 2014

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting unlocks the furniture painting secrets from the Pros. Most of us can put a paint brush in our hand and slap on a coat of paint, but once you learn how to paint furniture, the lazy girl way, your furniture makeovers will never be the same. The book offers over 115 quick to implement and easy to execute tips, tricks, and shortcuts from faux finishers, contractors, DIYers, and furniture painting ...


Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Beth Macy

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

One man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely to fuel the business. But beginning in the 1980s, ...


Furniture: A Concise History (World of Art)
Edward Lucie-Smith

Thames & Hudson, 1985

"Rich in information … sharp in perception."— The Times Educational Supplement In this illuminating history, text and illustrations combine to offer a view of furniture not as a succession of collectors’ pieces, but as a statement about the society that created it. Edward Lucie-Smith offers insights into almost every period, from the prehistoric to the postmodern—from Neolithic tables to 1960s conversation pits, and from the ...


The Furniture Doctor
George Grotz

Broadway Books, 1989

The best-selling guide to keeping furniture in the finest and most beautiful condition, with complete information on proper repair and refinishing techniques from the legendary expert on antiques and their restoration. B & W photographs throughout



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