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"If you're looking for good ideas for projects that you and your family can live with for a long time, this is the right book."--Woodwork
If you can fasten two boards together with nails or screws, you can decorate your entire house with great-looking furniture you've constructed yourself! Made with minimal materials (readily available stock lumber and parts), these 20 inexpensive and basic projects cover a variety of tables, benches, stools, shelves, and bookcases--everything you could possibly need. Build a simple cupboard that fits cozily into a corner, an entertainment center to neatly hold your electronic goodies, a spacious desk where you can work comfortably, and a beautiful dining table where family and guests can partake of good food and company. A special section introduces the techniques you'll need, every project includes a precise cutting list and detailed diagrams, and there are ideas for stains, paints, and other embellishments so your furniture will fit your décor precisely.
With minimal materials—readily available stock lumber and parts—these 20 inexpensive and basic projects cover a variety of tables, benches, stools, cupboards, shelves, and bookcases, enough furniture for the whole house. Plans include a list of materials needed, assembly drawings, and a photo of the finished piece. There are decorating tips for situations common to most homes: how to make a small room look larger, how to tie dissimilar rooms together, use of color, and much more