Furniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects & Lessons Of The Craft by Graham BlackburnFurniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects & Lessons Of The Craft by Graham Blackburn

Furniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects & Lessons Of The Craft

byGraham Blackburn

Paperback | June 1, 2014

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WhileFurniture Design & Constructionis a project book for woodworkers, it goes beyond traditional woodworking manuals to teach design concepts through carefully selected, hands-on pieces. This book is for the woodworker who is not content merely to build from preset plans; instead, it offers projects that will show how the designs originate and take shape, giving the maker the freedom to build anything, with or without plans. The book presents a dozen different pieces of furniture, each illustrated with detailed line drawings. Every project exemplifies a different lesson in design - making the book a self-teaching course in woodworking and furniture design for amateurs and experienced woodworkers alike
Graham Blackburn was born and educated in London, England, then lived for several years in Cologne and Madrid before moving to New York to continue his studies at the Juilliard School. While pursuing a career as a professional musician that saw him play in numerous bands, including Van Morrison, he built his own home – and several othe...
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Title:Furniture Design & Construction: Classic Projects & Lessons Of The CraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2014Publisher:Spring House PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940611059

ISBN - 13:9781940611051

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One – The Mysteries
Three Pillars of Design – Function, Construction, & Form
The Golden Mean – Pleasing Proportions
Functional & Stylistic Aptness – Including a Short History of Styles
Details of Styles – A Close Look at Arts & Crafts
Part Two – The Art
Entertainment Cabinet – The Importance of Design
A Thinking Man’s Chest – Working with What is Available
Jewelry Box – Making the Most of Exotic Material
Legless Coffee Table – Minimal Production, Maximum Result
Parson’s Table – The Essence of Simplicity
Sound Shelving – Designing to a Need: What's Old is New Again
Traveling Trestle Table – Designing for Convenience
Dining Table – Unusual Requirements
Standing Cabinet – Contemporary Design
Glazed Credenza – New Uses for Old Furniture Types
Pepysian Bookcase – Working Previous Styles
Gothic Armchair – Build Your Own Throne