Take a Step Back in Time with Easy Instructions for Building 18th Century Pieces
The end of the 18th century was a fascinating time in American history. With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1781 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution seven years later, the country was embarking on one of the most radical political experiments in history.
As the U.S. laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution, the arts began to bear influence of the era. The emerging style, produced from 1790 to 1820, is known as Federal.
In this comprehensive guide, expert woodworker Michael Dunbar provides complete, illustrated instructions for replicating Federal style tables, chairs, beds, chests, mirrors, desks and candlestands.
By addressing Federal furniture from the point of view of those who lived through the time as well as the perspective of the craftsmen who built the furniture, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in history, antiques and that era.
For more expert woodworking guidance, be sure to get Mike's other books, Make a Windsor Chair (paperback, ISBN 978-1-63561-768-9), and Easy Woodworking Projects (hardcover, 978-1-63561-768-9), both published by Echo Point Books.
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|Publisher:||Echo Point Books & Media|
|Edition description:||Reprint ed.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.53(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction ... 4
CHAPTER ONE: Making the Seat
CHAPTER TWO: Making the Shield Seat
CHAPTER THREE: Making the Oval Seat
CHAPTER FOUR: Windsor Chair joints
CHAPTER FIVE: Turning the Legs ..
CHAPTER SIXL Socketing the Scat
CHAPTER SEVEN: Turning the Stretchers & Assembing the Undercarriage
CHAPTER EIGHT: Bending the Back 72
CHAPTER NINE: Whittling the Spindles
CHAPTER TEN: Assembling the Sack Back
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Assembling the Continuous Arm
CHAPTER TWELVE: Finishing
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Sack-Back Plans
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Continuous Arm Plans
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A Windsor Gallery
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Sharpening Chairmaking Tools
APPENDIX A: The Little Black Chair
APPENDIX B: Bending at Home
APPENDIX C: Sandpaper Sharpening
APPENDIX D: Milk Paint
APPENDIX E: Refining Windsor Design
APPENDIX F: The Shave Horse Invective
APPENDIX G: Four Woodworking Objectives
APPENDIX H: Sack-Back Handout
APPENDIX I: Mistakes