Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details

SKU: 9781561585908
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Description

This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in Shaping Wood. It covers joinery relating to 18th-century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turning and carving, as well as building accurately, are all included in a highly visual format. Over 400 photos and drawings illustrate the methods -- from half-blind dovetails to gooseneck moldings. If you love period details and long to create them, you will want this book.

You'll learn about:

  • Casework techniques
  • Moldings and edge treatments
  • Carved and turned legs
  • Period chair components
  • Finials and applied carvings

Author Lonnie Bird

Review

This is a valuable aid in making details. Another reviewer states that 80% of the book is in another book by Bird. This might be a bit of an over statement - no matter if just 20% is new material the book is worth it. I own both of the books he addresses - I noticed the duplication right away. The real question is "will this book make you a better period furniture maker?" I am 57 years old - own every tool required to make period furiture - hold a Masters certification from Marc Adams School of Woodworking - have taken course work with some of the top people in the field - I am now working on a Philidelphia Low Boy and am wooking with Allan Breed (instructor) - and this book is helpful and even insightful. I know at least four of the eighteen of us in class have purchased this book.

Robert Crouse