The Custom Furniture SourceBook: A Guide to 125 Craftsmen

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Sitting down to a custom-built dining table, or storing linens in a truly unique armoire...it's a dream for people who embrace quality and custom woodworking. But if you don't have the skills, tools, or time to make it yourself, where can you get it.? This book will answer any questions a reader may have about purchasing and/or commissioning custom pieces. It tells where to find furniture and how much one can expect to pay for it. The 125 furniture makers listed were chosen by an independent jury of some of the ...

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Overview

Sitting down to a custom-built dining table, or storing linens in a truly unique armoire...it's a dream for people who embrace quality and custom woodworking. But if you don't have the skills, tools, or time to make it yourself, where can you get it.? This book will answer any questions a reader may have about purchasing and/or commissioning custom pieces. It tells where to find furniture and how much one can expect to pay for it. The 125 furniture makers listed were chosen by an independent jury of some of the country's top craftsmen. This is a truly unique reference book for anyone interested in bringing beautiful, one-of-a-kind furnishings into their homes.
— More than 500 photos showcase beautiful pieces of furniture.
— Includes details about each maker's work and contact information.
— Indexed by geographic location, type of furniture, and maker.

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Editorial Reviews

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Whether you are a homeowner seeking inspiration, an interior decorator seeking information, or a woodworker seeking direction, these crafters' profiles (mostly well-produced photographs) should meet all your needs. Featured here are some of the small shops that could be next door or down the road but might be overlooked in a headlong rush to the better-known (or better-advertised) shops. Pierce, a woodworker for more than 20 years and author of three other volumes, succeeds mightily here. In an introduction, a short primer, and then the alphabetical presentation of the shops, these profiles represent some of the best craft available in the United States today. Pieces are titled, woods described, contact information provided, and deposit and shipping information given. Additionally and significantly, Pierce has made considerable effort to index the craftsmen by area and style, a rare but useful inclusion. Taunton, long known for its fine books in this area, scores another hit here. A joy to behold; recommended. Alex Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Williamsport, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561584314
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Pierce has been a professional woodworker for more than twenty years and is the author of several woodworking books, including The Wood Stash Project Book. He has taught at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and his pieces can be seen in galleries and exhibits throughout Ohio. Kerry lives in Lancaster, Ohio.

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