Fast Furniture

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Popular Woodworking Books, 2001 - House & Home - 127 pages
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No nails. No fuss. No kidding! Turn your woodshop scrap lumber into simple, inexpensive pieces of furniture that are both sturdy and attractive. Fast Furniture shows you how with 15 intriguing projects that defy all expectrations, including a wide variety of tables, a bedspread valet, a desk, a mirror frame and more. None of these plans require complex furniture and cabinetmaking. In these projects, you'll use flat sticks of different lengths cut with squared ends - no angles, curves or grooves. Author and woodworker Armand Sussman's project assembly methods are unique, simple and straightforward - using only a few saw cuts and glue. You'll also find tips for getting started, timesaving tricks and special techniques that make each project easy and trouble-free to construct. Additional advice on table-saw sled construction, assembly jigs, clamps, glues, glass use, sanding and finishing ensure that every project turns out just right. You'll start turning your woodshop leftovers into sleek, elegant furniture in no time at all.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Tips for getting started
8
Basic parsons table
14
Evolution table
24
Oneleg table
30
Tricube coffee table
36
Evolution coffee table
44
Three diamonds coffee table
54
Step table
78
The x table
86
Bedspread valet
92
Greek key desk
98
Asia table
110
Offsetleg table
116
Picturemirror frame
122
Index
127

End table
64
Dining table
72

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About the author (2001)

Sussman grew up knowing handsawing and maching sewing. He designed and made his own toys and games and did home repairs and remodeling. In his early career he managed a sewing plant, then was a designer for a corrugated container manufacturer. From 1957-92 he owned his own clothing store from which he retired. He continued designing, making and writing about wooden home furnishings.

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