Furniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects and Lessons in Craftsmanship

Furniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects and Lessons in Craftsmanship

by Graham Blackburn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940611051
Publisher: Spring House Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Graham Blackburn was born and educated in London, England, then lived for several years in Cologne and Madrid before moving to New York to continue his studies at the Juilliard School.  While pursuing a career as a professional musician that saw him play in numerous bands, including Van Morrison, he built his own home – and several others — in Woodstock, NY. His first book, Illustrated Housebuilding, was published in 1974. Since then, in addition to operating a custom furnituremaking shop in California and New York, and lecturing and teachingg at major craft and art schools and woodworking shows across the US,  he has been a long-time columnist for Popular Woodworking and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Woodwork magazine.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One – The Mysteries
Three Pillars of Design – Function, Construction, & Form 
The Golden Mean – Pleasing Proportions
Functional & Stylistic Aptness – Including a Short History of Styles
Details of Styles – A Close Look at Arts & Crafts
Part Two – The Art
Entertainment Cabinet – The Importance of Design
A Thinking Man’s Chest – Working with What is Available
Jewelry Box – Making the Most of Exotic Material
Legless Coffee Table – Minimal Production, Maximum Result
Parson’s Table – The Essence of Simplicity
Sound Shelving – Designing to a Need: What's Old is New Again
Traveling Trestle Table – Designing for Convenience
Dining Table – Unusual Requirements
Standing Cabinet – Contemporary Design
Glazed Credenza – New Uses for Old Furniture Types
Pepysian Bookcase – Working Previous Styles
Gothic Armchair – Build Your Own Throne

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