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Country Furniture

Aldren A. Watson

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ISBN 10: 0393327779 / ISBN 13: 9780393327779
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2005
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Title: Country Furniture

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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With his informative commentary and over one hundred meticulous illustrations, Aldren A. Watson offers an introduction to the tradition of country woodworking in Country Furniture. Sample workshop designs, practical advice on tools and equipment, and an overview of reliable woodworking methods all lend to our understanding of a fascinating, time-tested craft. From the sawmill to the workbench, Watson carefully illustrates the step-by-step process of furniture design, carefully delineating the fine details and instructing us on how best to accommodate our desired designs. In addition to his detailed practical information, Watson offers insight into the captivating history of country furniture and provides us with interesting anecdotes about the furniture makers themselves. Part how-to, part history, part reference (an excellent visual glossary is included), Country Furniture offers a unique explanation of sought-after, time-tested woodworking techniques-from perfecting a dovetail joint to carving, finishing, and assembling a Windsor chair.

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Country Furniture is a practical guide to fashioning traditional country furniture by hand, using the techniques of old-time craftsmen.With the help of over 100 extensive, meticulous, and beautiful illustrations, the author provides sample workshop designs, practical tools and equipment advice, and reliable woodworking methods. Along the way he relays some of the fascinating history of country furniture - how it was made as well as interesting information about the furniture makers themselves. Country Furniture is a unique explanation of sought-after techniques. (8 X 10, 288 pages, map, illustrations, diagrams, charts)

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