Synopses & Reviews
What is the most prized possession in your home? It just might be a handsome piece of furniture built by a family member from a past generation. Hand-made furniture always starts out with a distinct function, but, over time, it becomes a family heirloom valued not only for its durability, craftsmanship, and classic style, but for the legacy and history it represents. Now, with Heirloom Furniture Projects and the help of Woodworker's Journal, America's leading woodworking authority, you too can build beautiful furniture that will be used and valued for generations to come. From a Colonial cupboard and Shaker mirror to a memorial flag case and cherry gun cabinet, this book delivers 20 timeless projects that will become instant family treasures. Plus, each project includes detailed plans, expert instructions, and helpful tips to ensure your finished piece is both great-looking and long-lasting. What's Inside: * 21 attractive heirloom-quality projects * Comprehensive material lists * Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions * Detailed technical and exploded drawings * Helpful quick tips from the experts
Highlighting the attention to craftsmanship, the durability, and the beauty of handcrafted family heirlooms, this book contains 21 classic projects for building handsome heirlooms to be cherished for years to come. In a variety of styles suitable for both beginners and intermediate-level woodworkers, projects include a baker's shelf, a Shaker vanity mirror, a memorial flag case, a Texas Hold 'Em poker box, an old-time icebox, a Colonial pewter cupboard, a step stool, a cherry gun cabinet, and much more. Handpicked from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, each project has detailed, exploded drawings, lists of required materials, step-by-step photographs, finishing sidebars, and helpful tips and techniques to increase productivity and avoid mistakes. Test-built by the experts at Woodworker's Journal, these projects guarantee a problem-free woodworking experience.
Build a handsome heirloom to be cherished for years to come with 21 projects hand-picked from the editors of Woodworker's Journal. Perfect for adding your carved and scrolled signature touches, the projects include a baker's shelf, Shaker vanity mirror, cherry gun cabinet, Colonial pewter cupboard, and much more.
About the Author
Chris Marshall (Sunbury, OH) is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking and home improvement. He is a contributing editor at The Woodworker's Journal. Bill Hylton is a longtime woodworker and woodworking writer. He writes a column on power tool joinery for Popular Woodworking magazine and is a frequent contributor to Woodworker's Journal. He is a renowned authority on the use of the router and router table. His book, Router Magic, is the bestselling router book of all time.John Hooper was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire and an honors silver medalist at the City and Guilds of London Institute.One of the most respected magazines in the field, brings the voice of expert woodworkers to its readers. The publishers believe in a "community" approach to woodworking, where good design is not a secret to be guarded, but shared, and woodworkers learn from one another's mistakes and successes.Ian Kirby is a British trained furnituremaker. He began his training with the Edward Barnsley workshops and went on to study wood science and technology and enolled in the four-year design proggram to Leeds College of Art. He did his graduate work at the London School of Furniture. He has written 5 woodworking books and is a frequent contributor to Woodworkers Journal as well as Fine Woodworking. He lives in Milford Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Step Stool Memories...1 Memorial flag Case...4 A Hexagon Hall Tree...8 A Bentwood Carryall...14 Nineteenth Century Manual Laptop...20 Texas Hold 'Em Poker Box...26 Veneered Checkerboard...32 Shop-built Passage Door...40 Cherry Bookshelf...48 Baker's Shelf...52 Demi-Lune Sofa Table...58 Roycroft-Style Magazine Stand...66 A Gardener's Bench...72 Shaker Vanity With Mirror...82 Quilted Sapele Secretary Desk...92 Harris Lebus Library Bureau...98 An Old-Time Icebox...112 Build a Frame and Panel...124 Cherry Gun Cabinet...134 Colonial Pewter Cupboard...144