Furniture Making
Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds Into Beautiful Custom Pieces
Amazing Furniture Makeovers
Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds Into Beautiful Custom Pieces
Paperback      ISBN: 162414795x

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 Inspirations: 21 Simple Projects Adapted from Classic American Designs
Arts & Crafts Inspirations
21 Simple Projects Adapted from Classic American Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 1440324972

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

Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage: 14 DIY Designer Projects
Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage
14 DIY Designer Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1902686829
14 original bookcase projects with step by step instructions and inspirational features to help you find the one that best suits you Bookshelves showcase our favorite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical--but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces. They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by-step photos, plans, and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aur lie Drouet peruses some of the more ambitious library, and bookcase, projects by leading designers and architects.
Building Cabinets, Bookcases and Shelves: 29 Step-By-Step Projects to Beautify Your Home
Building Cabinets, Bookcases and Shelves
29 Step-By-Step Projects to Beautify Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1440323461
A Place for Everything...

Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.

Building Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: Shop Drawings for 33 Traditional Charles Limbert Projects
Building Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture
Shop Drawings for 33 Traditional Charles Limbert Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1440328544

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.

The Caner's Handbook
The Caner's Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0937274607

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.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561584029

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
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561584010

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.

Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room
Crafting a Patterned Home
Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611803497
Create a unique space that's all your own--bold and colorful handmade projects to fill your home with pattern from color expert crafter extraordinaire Kristin Nicholas.

Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources; explore ways of pairing different patterns together; and make patterns of your own to embellish your home. Kristin Nicholas takes us through her unique and dynamic farmhouse--and into her pottery studio and surrounding fields--and shares one-of-a-kind projects along the way. From a Geometric Striped Tablecloth for the kitchen to a Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround in the library and a Printed Polka Dot Pillow for the bedroom, you'll discover both bold and subtle ways to add pattern to your home. Full of inspiration, and with bright photographs throughout, this is a vibrant guide to creating a home that sings with handmade touches.
Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Deck & Patio Furnishings
Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866405

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.