Upcycle Your Secondhand Bargains into Stunning Statement PiecesFull 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.
Projects you'll be proud to buildIf you enjoy the satisfaction of making beautiful furniture, you'll be pleased with the projects in this book. Classic American Furniture offers 20 attractive pieces--all custom designed by Christopher Schwarz and the editors of Woodworking Magazine. Every project has been thoroughly planned so it not only looks good, but it's simple to build. You'll also find: - Simple hand-tool techniques you can use to create a hand-crafted look.
- Skill-building advice that will make you a better woodworker overall.
- Special finishing techniques.
Follow the advice in this book and you'll have the skills and confidence to create beautiful furniture every time.
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.
The sixth book in Taunton's Furniture Projects series, Dining Tables features nine attractive, practical projects in a variety of different styles. There's Country, Shaker, traditional Colonial, even Queen Anne. These projects are designed to provide a suitable place for a gathering, as well as enhance a family's special occasions.
With complete plans that include drawings, step-by-step photos, and clear how-to directions, this gigantic book has something for everyone.
Build some awesome stuff and become a confident carpenter with Easy Home Furniture Projects. With the one hundred projects included in this massive book, you'll have days of building and making ahead of you. Best of all, each project is guaranteed to add a unique, meaningful accent to your home or yard.
Complete projects include easy-to-follow plans, instructions, tools and materials, and cutting lists. The technique sections help you choose the right wood, hardware, and tools for your projects and offer instructions on how to use the recommended tools. Each project is designed to be built with the everyday tools and materials found at any building center. A few popular projects include:
Tile-top coffee table
Picnic table for two
The step-by-step photo instructions feature projects for living rooms, kitchens, entryways, home offices, and bedrooms, as well as the outdoors. You'll find projects for ornaments, decorations, benches, tables, seats, garden accessories, storage and utilities, birds and pets, and much more. The book also includes plans specifically designed for children to use. So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and pick out your first project