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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction

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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, Shaping Wood, and Joinery — ...

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Overview

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, Shaping Wood, and Joinery — will establish a new standard for shop reference books.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction is the ultimate reference work — a graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture-construction techniques. Expert woodworker Andy Rae brings organization, enthusiasm, and more than 20 years' experience to this essential book. Readers will acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher level of control over their work and tools, and an understanding of basic design principles.

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This how-to primer is divided into six parts: tools and materials; box and case construction; doors; bases, feet, and stands; frame construction; and tabletops and work surfaces. Copious color photos illustrate processes and objects, and line drawings detail intricacies. The major parts begin with overviews, and proceed to specifics, with safety warnings integral to all explanations. This book begins so much at the beginning that it shows the aspirant how to build a shop with special racks and shelves to hold the various tools one will be buying. The book looks so good, and makes the procedures so vivid, the novice might believe she can learn even the more complex processes. Still, the quality and amount of tools (especially the clamps!) pictured here just might sober her up. Oversize: 9.5x11<"> Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561584024
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Complete Illustrated Guides (Taunton) Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 127,933
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    taunton's complete illustrated guide to furniture and cabinet construction

    great book for anyone interested in building items. i bought this book for a freind and he loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    A Good reference.

    Very well written, outstanding illustrations. A book to keep, a book for reference.

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