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Making Authentic Shaker Furniture: With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics (Furniture Making)

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This splendid book describes and illustrates in detail how the Shakers designed, built, and finished their furniture and household articles. With its detailed text as well as over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic pieces, it offers woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts a practical guide to the essentials of replicating a broad range of designs long admired for their sturdy practicality and their spare, elegant beauty.

The book first chronicles and describes the Shaker movement and the Shaker way of living, worshiping, and working. It then explores the Shaker approach to furniture design (from chests and chairs to boxes and baskets), construction (including all joinery techniques), and finishing (including recipes for finishes).

Three important sections of the book depict dozens of classic Shaker designs, complete with measured drawings. The designs include Shaker "smallcraft" such as a cutting board, scoop, candle sconce, peg-leg footstool and towel rack; more substantial "utility designs" such as a dough bin, cradle, dry sink, butcher block, and bonnet box; and furniture classics such as a Harvard trestle table, maple chair, lap desk, sewing chest, rocking chair, bed, settee and chest of drawers—each in its own distinctive way defining the simple, practical grace of Shaker design.

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Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic Shaker designs: cradle, dry sink, trestle table, lap desk, rocking chair, many more. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.

Synopsis:

Authoritative text, more than 250 photographs and measured drawings for making over 80 classic designs: cradle, dry sink, trestle table, lap desk, rocking chair, many more. 262 halftones. 140 illus.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly analyzes, explains and illustrates the criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they have long been admired—in authoritative text, over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging fr

Synopsis:

Explains, illustrates criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they are admired. Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486270036
Author:
Shea, John G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Shea, John G.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Woodworking
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Woodwork - Furniture/Cabinetry
Subject:
Drawings
Subject:
Furniture making
Subject:
Shaker furniture
Subject:
Furniture -- Drawings.
Subject:
making shaker furniture
Subject:
shaker furniture designs
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Woodworking
Series Volume:
v. 32
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 1.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic Shaker designs: cradle, dry sink, trestle table, lap desk, rocking chair, many more. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Authoritative text, more than 250 photographs and measured drawings for making over 80 classic designs: cradle, dry sink, trestle table, lap desk, rocking chair, many more. 262 halftones. 140 illus.

"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly analyzes, explains and illustrates the criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they have long been admired—in authoritative text, over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging fr
"Synopsis" by ,
Explains, illustrates criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they are admired. Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.
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