Here is a collection of
books on different designs as well as designing furniture and other
projects. These books will cover topics such as designing, constructing,
selecting the right materials, tools to use, and other designs,
information, and techniques.
From roughing out an initial concept to creating
an accurate cutting list of materials, this book guides readers
through the process of designing a piece of furniture, start-to-finish.
They'll learn how to: Create a one-of-a-kind, wholly original
project; Design a piece of furniture that meets a very specific
or unique need; Replicate a project working from a single photo;
Scale a piece of furniture so that it fits exactly where desired.
Jim Stack includes all the instructions, photos and detailed
drawings woodworkers need to master design techniques with style,
ease and confidence!
More Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture: 27 Stickley Designs for Every
Room in the Home by Robert W. Lang, Robert W. Lang
These workshop drawings feature 27 pieces of household
furniture designed by Gustav Stickley and his contemporaries
of the Craftsman movement. Every type of furniture is represented
here: Morris chairs, chests of drawers, wall shelves, bookcases,
sideboards, dining tables, occasional tables, beds, side chairs,
and rockers. Each project includes a perspective view along with
elevations, sections and details, and complete measurements.
In the Shaker Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the Shaker Tradition
(by Fine Woodworking, Tim Schreiner)
The Shakers wanted their belongings to reflect the
simplicity and perfection revered in their religion. Their furniture,
with its clean lines and attention to detail, is still the most popular
style of furniture more than a century after it was first designed.
This book walks readers through a variety of Shaker-inspired projects
ranging from beginning to advanced. It provides an overview of hallmark
Shaker details, illustrated step-by-step instructions, and a gallery
of photographs of successful projects.
In the Craftsman Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the Arts & Crafts
Tradition (by Fine Woodworking (Editor), Tim Schreiner)
The Arts and Crafts style is simple enough to look
good in almost any home and works with many types of furniture. Encompassing
the Craftsman, Mission, Greene and Greene, and Stickley styles, this
book gives readers detailed instructions for creating Arts and Crafts
pieces at all levels. Step-by-step photographs and illustrations
walk them through the process of building a classic Arts and Crafts
chair, bookcase, sideboard, blanket chest, clock, and mantel, among
other pieces. Photos of finished pieces provide additional inspiration.
Practical Design Solutions and Strategies: Key Advice for Sound Construction from
Fine Woodworking (Essentials of Woodworking) (by Fine
Woodworking (Editor), Fine Woodworking Magazine, Editors of Fine Woodworking
The sixth in a series of essential resources for today's
woodcrafters, this latest volume includes over 20 chapters covering every
aspect of furniture making, from designing new projects to building each
piece to last more than a lifetime, along with specific options for tables,
cabinets, and chairs.
David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques Volume Two
(by David Charlesworh)
Apprentice yourself to a master cabinetmaker and see why
he believes that "many of the problems we face are subject to practical
and simple solutions." Then try his approach to achieve your own elegant
designs for exhibition-quality projects. His secret: master the abilities
of each of your tools, and reorganize your shop for better planning and
execution. Chapters feature how-to instructions on various skills combined
with how-I-do-it projects, such as how to make perfect cabinet drawers;
how to get the most from your bench, hand, and scraper planes; tips on
edge jointing for tabletops; and insider approaches to clamping and gluing.
Make the projects you see here, or use the tips and
techniques to improve the ones you're currently working on.
Chairmaking & Design
(by Jeff Miller)
Award-winning designer and builder Jeff Miller shows how
key design elements apply to all chairs. He provides a number of useful
jig designs to simplify construction. The book includes plans for seven
chair projects: dowel, right-angle, child's ladderback, slat-back, neo-classical,
cafe style and captain's chairs. 136 photos. 85 drawings.
The Art of Rustic Furniture: Traditions, Techniques, Inspirations
(by Daniel Mack)
By today's top rustic-furniture maker, this book offers a
variety of rustic projects, many of them reproductions of turn-of-the-century
slab and rustic furniture. Use time-tested techniques to create a distinctive
bench, settee, gazebo, or chair from wood you've chosen.
the 18th Century Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the 18th Century Tradition (by
Fine Woodworking (Editor), Editors of Fine Woodworking)
This collection brings together the best articles from Fine
Woodworking and Home Furniture magazines on building furniture according
to 18th-century design principles. Divided into three parts — Style
and Design, Projects and Techniques, and Inspiration — the book offers
background on the style, detailed instructions, and inspiring photos of
finished pieces. 250 color photographs and illustrations are included.
Mission Furniture You Can Build : Authentic Techniques and Designs for the Home Woodworker (by
The Dramatic rise in Popularity of Mission Furniture
has made it increasingly difficult to find. And more often than not, those
pieces that are available also have enormous prices attached to them. Making
your own Mission-style furniture provides not only a relatively economical
way to have Mission furniture in your home, but also the satisfaction of
building an authentic replica of a valuable period piece. Throughout the
book, explicit photographs and abundant line drawings accompany clear and
carefully explained instructions. The opening chapters lay the groundwork
for selecting the right wood, assembling the required tools, and understanding
the necessary skills for building each of the ten projects that follow.
The woodworker with intermediate skills should be able to tackle any of
the pieces with confidence and successful results. And the beginning woodworker,
by starting with less demanding pieces, can develop valuable skills.