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FURNITURE MAKING: INSPIRATIONS
Studio Furniture: from Today’s Leading
Woodworkers.
Tina Skinner. Meet more than
50 master wood craftsmen who help define the
emerging studio furniture movement. Their
work ranges from footstools to elaborate en-
tertainment and office centers. The vast range
of imagination and craftsmanship will delight
and enthrall.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 420+ photos • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3287-6•hardcover•$39.99
Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio
Furniture.
The Furniture Society. Beautiful
contemporary furniture, designed and made
by 55 U.S. woodworkers who are members
of The Furniture Society of Asheville, North
Carolina. Seating, case furniture and accessories
demonstrate the healthy state of handmade
furniture today.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 175+ color photos • Index
• 160 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4115-1 • hard
cover • $29.99
Poplar Culture: The Celebration of Esh-
erick’s Tree.
The Wharton Esherick Museum.
Paul Eisenhauer, editor. In 1926, artist Wharton
Esherick built his studio near two poplar trees,
which inspired him. In 2010 one of those trees
came down. The Wharton Esherick Museum
invited a range of artists to create original works
honoring the tree and Esherick’s own use of
poplar. The over 120 color photos reveal the
results, 43 works of art including woodcut
prints, furniture, and sculpture.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 120 color photos • 96 pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4208-0•hardcover•$29.99
Bespoke: Furniture from101 International
Artists. E
. Ashley Rooney. With contributions
by Gary Inman, Thomas Throop, and Lewis
Wexler. Over 640 color photos reveal the unique
and useful hand crafted studio and bespoke
furniture created by 103 artisans from around
the United States and across the globe. The text
introduces readers to each of the artisans and
their intentions. Readers will also find contact
information for the artisans, their studios, and
galleries.
Size: 9” x 12” • 669 color photos • Index •
224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4226-4 • hard cover • $50.00
Craft Furniture: The Legacy of the Human
Hand.
DennisBlankemeyer.Explore the livesand
work of 29 of the most distinguished American
furniture makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Beginning with Wharton Esherick, James Krenov,
SamMaloof,andGeorgeNakashima, itcontinues
with 25 contemporary furniture makers who
carry on the tradition today. A biography of
each is given along with examples of their work.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 283 color photos • 208 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-1787-3 • hard cover • $49.95
David N. Ebner: Studio Furniture.
Nancy N.
Schiffer. This designer-craftsman’s work subtly
surpasses the limits of the furniture world and
often crosses over into the realm of sculpture.
See more than 340 color photos and sketches of
Ebner’s designs for diverse forms created with
“twisted sticks,” tubular metal, iron sections,
and bamboo laminates. Especially interesting
are projects he continues to design today in his
ever-evolving style.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 341 color photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4414-5 • hard cover • $39.99
Esherick, Maloof, and Nakashima:
Homes of the Master Wood Arti-
sans.
Steven P. Whitsitt & Tina Skinner.
An intimate tour of homes created by
three of America’s most celebrated
woodworking artists. Delight in Whar-
ton Esherick’s humble mountaintop
home, Sam Maloof’s sprawling Califor-
nia complex, and George Nakashima’s
harmonious Pennsylvania compound.
Size: 12” x 9” • 200-plus color photos • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3202-9 • hard cover • $49.99
FURNITURE MAKING: PERIOD
Design and Build a Great 18th Century
Room.
Jeff Knudsen. Complete each step of the
process necessary to create a magnificent 18th
century paneled room, relying upon a hands-on,
experiential approach. Here, both novices and
experienced professionals find valuable design
insight, as well as solid, practical methods of
cabinet construction, from the basics of design
to the finishing touches.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 260 color photos
20 drawings • 160 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-1423-8 • hard cover • $39.95
Making Classic Carved Furniture: The
Queen Anne Stool.
Ron Clarkson & TomHeller.
The making of a beautiful carved Queen Anne
foot stool. Complete instructions are given,
with an emphasis on the classic carving that
added such elegance to period furniture. You
will learn which carving tools to use and how
to apply them to this project. Complete mea-
sured drawings are supplied. Each step, from
cutting out the stock to applying the finish, is
detailed with a captioned color photograph.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • color photos • 96 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-588-6 • soft cover • $18.95
Classic Carved Furniture: Making a Pie-
crust Tea Table.
Tom Heller & Ron Clarkson.
One of the most desirable pieces of American
furniture, this tilting top table has the high
elegance of eighteenth century design. Finely
carved throughout, it brings together the skills
of furniture maker and carver. Every step, from
cutting and turning to carving and finishing, is
explained in step-by-step photographs.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 500+ color
& b/w photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-616-5 • soft cover • $19.95
Building a Panel Bedroom Suite.
Joseph
D. Grove. Solid joinery, commonly found wood-
working tools, and timeless design make this
English bed and armoire joys to build. Detailed
descriptions accompany over 280 color photos
and 34 plans explaining each step of the furni-
ture building process. Using the woodworking
principles taught throughout this book will
provide encouragement to all woodworkers.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 283 color photos & 34 b/w
plans • 96 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4159-5 • soft cover • $24.99
Traditional Windsor Chair Making with
Jim Rendi.
Jim Rendi. Basic, step-by-step
instructions for building a comb back Windsor
chair using traditional methods. With simple
hand tools and a lathe, even the amateur can
produce a beautiful chair. Each step is illustrated
and the patterns for the parts are given, along
with measured drawings. Finally, various jigs and
specialized tools like the steamer are explained
and methods of constructing them given.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 250+ color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-503-7 • soft cover • $19.95
Making a Tavern Table.
JimRendi.Usinghand
tools and the lathe go step-by-step through the
process of building a tavern table. Begin with
raw lumber, and learn the techniques of joining,
mortise and tenon construction, turning, and
finishing in authentic early American fashion.
Following this basic guide, even a novice can
build a table of which they will be proud. Each
step is illustrated and line drawings are provided.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 300+ color photos • 92 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-1677-X • soft cover • $19.95
Mission Furniture: How to Make It.
H.
H. Windsor. Offers a wealth of projects, from
small, easy undertakings like plate racks, plant
stands, waste-baskets, and benches, to detailed,
room-filling beds, desks, dining sets, and set-
tees. In all, there are 92 projects illustrated and
explained, plus a guide to 40 styles of chairs for
further inspiration.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 214 b/w illustrations • 96 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2835-0•hardcover•$24.95
How-to with Bamboo: Simple In-
structions and Projects.
Anyone can
create home furnishings from bamboo.
Illustrations and instructions for tables,
chairs and seats, bedroom furniture,
hall racks and stands, cabinets and
bookcases, window blinds, and many
miscellaneous articles are provided,
along with a thorough primer on tools
and techniques.
Size: 11” x 8 1/2” • 177 b/w illus. • 80 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2416-0 • soft cover • $14.95
Constructing a Fireplace Mantel: Step-by-
Step from Plywood and Stock Moldings.
Steve Penberthy with Lawrence S. Welsh. A step-
by-stepguide forbuildingabeautifulmantelpiece
with a recessed face plate, paneled designs on
the legs and face plate, and the possibility for
an infinite number of variations. Using plywood
and stock moldings, each action is illustrated
with a color photo and a clear explanation.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 330 color photos,
+ drawings and plans • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2457-8 • soft cover • $14.95
Step-by-step to a Classic Fireplace Mantel.
Steve Penberthy with Gary Jones. Build a classic
mantel from stock materials and moldings, and
tools found in the most basic of workshops. From
measurement to the finished product, each step
is illustrated with color photos and concise
instructions. In the back are photographs of
many design variations that can be made using
the same building techniques.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 200+ color photos
Line drawings • 64 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-653-X • soft cover • $12.95
FURNITURE MAKING: CONTEMPORARY
Creating a Fine Art Entry Table.
Robert Ortiz.
With over 220 color photos and concise text,
this book presents all the steps necessary to
create an entry table blending Shaker and
Japanese aesthetics. It shows the entire
designing and building process, including
patterns, instruction for legs, stretchers,
top, and finishing.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 225 color photos • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3071-1 • soft cover • $24.99
Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Ap-
proach.
Craig Stevens. Photography by Bruce
M. Waters. A unique project for the craftperson.
350 detailed photographs illustrate selecting
and laying out lumber, the use of woodworking
machines and handtools, sharpening, milling and
preparing parts, joinery, resawing and making
sawn veneers, shaping with handtools, assembly,
and choosing and applying a finish.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 350 color photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-0623-5 • soft cover • $29.95
The Great Book of Cardboard Furniture:
Step-by-Step Techniques and Designs.
Kiki Carton. Packed with 320+ color images
and patterns, here are detailed step-by-step
techniques for building nine furniture designs,
including chic chairs, a giraffe-shaped chest of
drawers for a child’s rooms, and an ultra-modern
coffee table. This is an ideal home decor how-to
book for anyone looking to repurpose cardboard
and easily build functional and stylish furniture.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 321 color photos & patterns
128 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4151-9 • soft
cover • $24.99
Outdoor Carpentry: Make it Yourself.
Anna
& Anders Jeppsson and Hans-Ove Ohlsson. A
resource for projects around the home, including
a large terrace, a flowerbox, an outdoor kitchen,
a fence, a shed, a small bench, an entire carport,
or a whole array of other projects for the yard.
With 65 projects, this book is perfectly suited for
all who enjoy working with their hands, creative
and practical projects, and the satisfaction
of beautifying their surroundings themselves.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 328 color images & dia-
grams • 216 pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4434-3•hardcover•$34.99
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