Making Antique Furniture Reproductions: Instructions and Measured Drawings for 40 Classic Projects

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Courier Corporation, Aug 1, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages
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With this profusely illustrated guide, even beginning woodworkers can build precise reproductions of the most sought-after antique furniture — heirloom pieces by Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Duncan, Phyfe, Chippendale, and other celebrated craftsmen. It's possible by following the simple, step-by-step procedures outlined in this expert manual.
You'll learn how to construct such magnificent antiques as a Chippendale flat-topped partner's desk, Queen Anne handkerchief table, Sheraton drop-leaf dining table, Hepplewhite four-poster bed, grandfather clock, Queen Anne spice cabinet, and many more. Every step is clearly explained and illustrated, with remarkably detailed and precise construction drawings, accompanied by exact measurements. You'll even find superb photographs of the finished pieces.
The book begins with an expert introduction to the fundamentals of cabinetmaking and woodworking: how to cut, square, and plane lumber; the use and care of hand tools; and then clear explanations of such processes as joinery, drawer construction, dovetailing, wood turning, gluing, bull and claw foot carving, and other wood carving details as well as how to choose the correct stock. Also included is a wealth of time-tested advice on selecting hardware, finishing, and other aspects of the craft.
No matter what your level of woodworking expertise — novice to expert — the exceptionally precise and well-thought-out instructions and diagrams in this book will enable you to craft beautiful and authentic antique furniture you'll be proud to use and display for years to come.

 

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Contents

Some Useful Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking 1
22
Furniture Finishing
26
Hardware
33
Set of Four
36
Set of Two
39
Queen Anne Tea Table
41
Queen Anne Pembroke Table
44
Queen Anne Handkerchief Table
47
Chippendale Partners Desk
119
Early American Dresser
127
Dutch Cupboard
133
Blockfront ChestonChest
138
Carved ShellTop Corner Cupboard
146
Queen Anne Corner Cupboard
154
Silver Chest
162
Spice Cabinet
166

Queen Anne Lowboy
50
Small Sheraton Table
55
Sheraton Bench
59
Kneading Trough
62
SnakeFoot TiltTop Table
68
Duncan Phyfe Library Table
73
Duncan Phyfe Dining Table
77
Sheraton DropLeaf Dining Table
81
Sheraton Co fee Table
83
Sheraton Dressing Table and Mirror
87
Hepplewhite FourPoster Bed
94
Sheraton FourPoster Bed
96
Grandfather Clock
100
Queen Anne ChestonFrame
109
Bachelors Chest
173
Salem Chest of Drawers
177
Chippendale Fretwork Mirror Frame
183
Hepplewhite Upholstered Armchair
185
Windsor Side Chair
191
Queen Anne Side Chair
196
Chippendale LadderBack Side Chair
201
Chippendale LadderBack Armchair
206
Chippendale Pierced SplatBack Chair
210
Chippendale Upholstered Wing Chair
216
Glossary
223
Index
235
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