Upcycle Your Secondhand Bargains into Stunning Statement Pieces
Full of inspiring ideas for seasoned refurbishers and the know-how to get anyone started, Amazing Furniture Makeovers helps you give your antique pieces new life without losing any of their vintage charm. Jen Crider, founder of Girl in the Garage, breaks down everything you need to know about furniture makeovers--from basic chair reupholstery to remaking coffee tables into benches. There won't be an article of furniture you can't make more beautiful, functional, and personal.
This book makes it easy to transform whatever old or wobbly furniture you have into something better than new. Each chapter walks you through unique projects to illustrate Jen's straightforward approach to furniture styling and repair, and these techniques can be used on a variety of pieces. Learn to decoupage a bookcase with maps for a classy look. Transfer original images onto large-scale furniture for a style all your own. Dress up an end table with a distressed paint job to add farmhouse flair to any room. Every new technique will give you the confidence you need to get remarkable results on your first makeover--and every makeover after.
Arts & Crafts continues to be one of the enduring American furniture designs, and for good reason. The classic, clean lines are at home in just about any interior and offer comfort and functionality that is unbeatable. If you enjoy Arts & Crafts style, these inspired adaptations will bring style and comfort to your home.
Arts & Crafts Inspirations includes:
- A unique, illustrated step-by-step presentation.
- Twenty-one designs for every room in your house.
- Measured drawings with simple instructions.
- Seating, storage, tables and more
Arts & Crafts style with a surprising twist
Charles Limbert was one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts furniture movement, and also one of the most unique. His beautiful pieces combined curves, splayed sides and negative space with the more common straight lines of Arts & Crafts furniture, producing designs that were highly prized. Both the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park and the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, feature his work. And today, his original pieces bring thousands of dollars at auction.
Now, for the first time, author Michael Crow has carefully detailed 33 of Charles Limbert's finest designs so you can build this beautiful furniture yourself. Inside this book you'll find:
- 200 drawings with exploded views, elevations and details for projects to fit every room in your house.
- A bill of materials and explanatory note for each piece.
- Advice on wood selection, hardware sources and construction and finishing techniques.
- A historical overview of Limbert's life and work.
If you're looking for something fresh in Arts & Crafts design, you'll find it--and more--in the Limbert designs here.
Give life to old cane furniture as well as weaving seats and backs for new pieces. Traditional techniques and new shortcuts make caning with wicker, rattan, raw-hide, and other materials easy. Useful charts detail how much fiber to buy and what standard lengths are available. "An excellent purchase for any size library."--Library Journal.
Expert woodworker and writer Andy Rae takes the construction of furniture and breaks it into components -- from boxes, cases, doors and drawers to shelves and feet. He explains all the techniques used to build them, so you can choose the ones that are best for you. Then he shows you how to put the pieces together to make great furniture.
In The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction, you'll acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher control over your work and tools and an understanding of basic design principles.
- Graphic, step-by-step presentation of key techniques and methods
- Visual maps, cross-references and indexes make information easy to find
- Covers the many woodworking methods and tools available
- Modern, up-to-date coverage of tools and techniques
- Part of a three-volume encyclopedia of woodworking
There's no more thorough and readable guide to joinery than this new book from expert woodworker Gary Rogowski. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery uses full-color, step-by-step photo essays to show you how to make every practical woodworking joint.
Over 1,400 color photos and drawings illustrate the methods, from simple butt joints to angled tenons and complex scarf joints. A project as simple as a box, for example, has a dozen ways to solve the joinery question. And, since many joints can be used interchangeably, Joinery leads you through making the right choice for your project based on the function of the piece, the time you have to work on it, your skill level, and your tooling.
Perhaps best of all, Joinery features an appealing, modern visual approach and is completely up-to-date regarding tools and methods. This book will not gather dust on your bookshelf; it will be a permanent fixture in your shop.
You will learn multiple ways to master:
- dovetails and finger joints
- mortises and tenons
- rabbets, dadoes, and grooves
- scarf joints
- lap and bridle joints
The Complete Illustrated Guides Introducing a new series of books in the tradition of Tage Frid. All the techniques and processes you need to craft beautiful things from wood are compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles -- Furniture and Cabinet Construction, Shaping Wood and Joinery establish a new standard for shop reference books.
Get everything you need to know to build 25 outdoor projects, from benches to birdbaths
Deck & Patio Furnishings is a collection of easy to intermediate projects that any homeowner with basic tools can build. These practical projects for outdoor living range from seats, benches, tables, and lounges to overhead arbors, wind and sun screens, deck boxes, storage, bars, and even side tables and cooler stands. Most are made with standard dimensional lumber, so finding the right materials will be a snap
Each of the 25 original, never-before-published projects includes dimensioned plan drawings, cutting and shopping lists, complete step-by-step instructions with clear how-to photos, and a gorgeous finished photo so you can be sure your work will go smoothly.