Traditional Box Projects

Overview

Box making has always been one of the perennial favorites of all wood projects. And because wooden boxes make such meaningful gifts, this collection of beautiful, durable, and functional box projects is sure to please. All of the designs are based on traditional boxes, historically inspired by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles. But this is not a book of exacting reproductions for master craftsmen only. These are attainable interpretations of some of the most enduring box designs, all presented ...

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Overview

Box making has always been one of the perennial favorites of all wood projects. And because wooden boxes make such meaningful gifts, this collection of beautiful, durable, and functional box projects is sure to please. All of the designs are based on traditional boxes, historically inspired by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles. But this is not a book of exacting reproductions for master craftsmen only. These are attainable interpretations of some of the most enduring box designs, all presented in a step-by-step format, with photos and detailed instructions. The author, a fine-furniture maker, offers tried-and-true tips for avoiding pitfalls as well as alternative design and construction options. Most of the boxes are easy to build, though a few offer challenges. A wide array of design styles and the consistent high level of detail in the projects will appeal to a range of woodworkers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600851100
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,324,560
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Strother Purdy owns and operates Purdy's Fine Furniture in Bridgewater, Connecticut. He has taught woodworking and has been professionally involved in the field for 23 years. He was also an editor at "Fine Woodworking."

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Oval Bandsaw Box
Chapter 2: Shaker Candle Box
Chapter 3: Simple Dovetailed Box
Chapter 4: Walnut Display Case
Chapter 5: Fumed Oak Humidor
Chapter 6: Shaker Lap Desk
Chapter 7: Stacking Book Box
Chapter 8: Jewelry Box

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