Step-by-step guide shows woodworkers at all skill levels how to construct handsome, practical furniture in a variety of traditional styles. Instructions, diagrams for reproducing a four-poster bed, Sheraton desk, Chippendale chair, Spanish desk, Queen Anne table, and a William and Mary dressing mirror.
Author Franklin H. Gottshall
As with most of Gottshall's books, the projects are not for the beginner. Good knowledge of woodworking processes are necessary to build these beautiful period pieces. The finishes advocated in the book are dated but are completely appropriate for the pieces involved. Pieces of this quality deserve finishes that are reversible by our heirs and that would exclude a lot of the modern water-based and polyurethane finishes.