Fine Woodworking Tables and Chairs

Fine Woodworking Tables and Chairs

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A collection of top-rated projects - all in one gorgeous book. At Fine Woodworking, our editors are always on the lookout for quality projects in a variety of styles that meet our standards. Those that do are featured in our magazine, on our website, in videos and some are available in print and digital plans. And now for your enjoyment, 18 of our favorite table and chair projects are showcased all together in Fine Woodworking: Best Tables & Chairs.

Furniture to inspire and challenge you. Whatever your abilities, Best Tables & Chairs has a place in your shop. It's bursting with beautifully made projects that will inspire beginners to try their hand at furniture making, perhaps for the first time. For the more advanced, there are plenty of challenges to stretch your skills and advance your understanding of this fine art.

Something for every taste and every skill level. From simple to sophisticated, the beautiful projects in Best Tables & Chairs are tempting to consider. But you can do more than look and wish. Because it also provides you with clear instruction and the detailed drawings so you can create your own masterpieces, including gorgeous pieces like these ...

Limbert-style coffee table Porringer-top tea table Bow-front hall table Arts & Crafts side table Hayrake dining table Philadelphia side chair And so much more!
Publisher: Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781627103855
1627103856
Characteristics: 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Tables and chairs
Fine woodworking
Call Number: 684.08 FIN

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Feb 21, 2018

This book has your favourite Fine Woodworking idols each showcasing one of their favourite pieces -- within the limits of what an aspiring woodworker can accomplish. This book is really about the "how to do it", and not really about "why it's done this way". It's very much like a set of recipes.

It's nicely laid out. Each project has a complete dissassembly view of how all pieces fit, followed by mini help sections on certain tricky parts of the design. It's not always super clear how the pieces were put together, and there are some basic steps missing. There will be no more than one or two sentences on how the piece of furniture was finished, but it's not clear at which stage it should be done.

This book is mostly for woodworkers working with power tools, so there is a lot of content for each project dedicated to helping you build jigs. If you like fancy jigs, this is the book. If you don't have a lathe, you won't be able to complete maybe 50% of the projects in the book -- or you'll have to modify the plans. The plans are mortise and tenon heavy, so you'll be making good use of your dado blades -- or get ready for some serious handsaw showdown.

This book is mostly about tables. Dining tables, hallway tables. No coffee tables. But there are a couple nice chairs in there too -- namely one whose design was commissioned for the movie "bicentennial man" -- if you bing "bicentennial man chair kevin rodel", you'll see it (simple square chair with 4 vertical ribs on the backrest -- dubbed arts-and-craft side chair).

The projects in the book are modern-looking.

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