Mission Furniture: How to Make It

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Courier Corporation, 1980 - Antiques & Collectibles - 342 pages
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A mission chair for the dining room, a very comfortable and attractive porch chair, a well-proportioned mission library table, a beautiful roll top desk, a handsome settee, a mission sideboard — the projects go on and on, up to nearly 100 of the finest, most desirable pieces of mission furniture that you could ever want to make. Each project features accurate measured drawings and an illustration of the completed piece, while all the instructions have been prepared by experts and written in a clearly understandable style. In addition, all of the furniture is authentic Mission, actually built during the years around 1910 when this classic how-to manual was first published.
If the projects listed above are not exactly what you had in mind, you might want to choose from projects such as these: Morris chair; writing desk; bedstead; lawn swing; couch with cushions; wardrobe; dresser; China closet; serving table; hall clock; bookcase; chafing-dish buffet; rocking chair; extension dining table; and leather back arm chair.
Or start off with one of these unusual smaller pieces: lamp stand and shade; mission candlestick; mission shaving stand; mission waste-paper basket; mission plant stand; plate rack; leather-covered footstool; arts-crafts mantel clock; wall case with mirror door; arts and crafts oil lamp; medicine cabinet; sewing box; umbrella stand; wall shelf; mission bookrack; and foot warmer.
This inexhaustible selection is one that all woodworkers will want to have. The projects are worthwhile and often challenging, and there are even special sections explaining some of the techniques used to make Mission furniture — staining oak, marking dowel holes, bending wood, and cutting tenons. Antique collectors and historians of American style will also welcome this edition, and miniaturists will find the measured drawings invaluable.

 

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Contents

HOMEMADE MISSION CHAIR
1
HOW TO MAKE A LAMP STAND AND SHADE
4
HOW TO MAKE A PORCH CHAIR
11
HOW TO MAKE A TABOURET
13
HOW TO MAKE A MORRIS CHAIR
18
HOMEMADE MISSION BOOK RACK
23
HOW TO MAKE A MISSION LIBRARY TABLE
25
HOMEMADE MISSION CANDLESTICK
31
AN EXTENSION DINING TABLE
187
AN OAKBOUND CEDAR CHEST
189
A TOOL FOR MAKING MORTISES
194
A DRESSER FOR CHILDS PLAYROOM
195
CUTTING TENONS WITH A HANDSAW
200
ARTS AND CRAFTS OIL LAMP
201
ANOTHER CHINA CLOSET
204
AN OAK BEDSTEAD
209

ANOTHER STYLE OF MISSION CHAIR
32
HOW TO MAKE AND FINISH A MAGAZINE STAND
38
HOMEMADE LAWN SWING
43
HOW TO MAKE A PORTABLE TABLE
46
HOW TO MAKE A COMBINATION BILLIARD TABLE AND DAVENPORT
47
EASILY MADE BOOK SHELVES
52
A BLACKING CASE TABOURET
53
HOW TO MAKE A ROLL TOP DESK
57
HOW TO MAKE A ROMAN CHAIR
63
HOW TO MAKE A SETTEE
66
HOW TO MAKE A PYROGRAPHERS TABLE
70
FILLING OAK
73
THE FUMING OF OAK
74
HOW TO MAKE BLACK WAX
75
THE 40 STYLES OF CHAIRS
76
HOW TO MAKE A PIANO BENCH
83
HOW TO MAKE A MISSION SHAVING STAND
85
A MISSION WASTEPAPER BASKET
89
A CELLARETTE PEDESTAL
92
A DRESSER
96
A MISSION SIDEBOARD
99
A HALL OR WINDOW SEAT
103
A MISSION PLANT STAND
105
A BEDSIDE MEDICINE STAND
108
A MISSION HALL CHAIR
111
AN OAK BUFFET
115
OAK STAIN
119
A PLAIN OAK HALL CLOCK
120
A ROCKING CHAIR
124
A CURVED BACK ARM CHAIR
128
A PLATE RACK
131
TOOL FOR MARKING DOWEL HOLES
133
A MAGAZINE TABLE
134
A WASTE PAPER BASKET
137
AN OAK WRITING DESK
139
AN OAK COUCH WITH CUSHIONS
143
ELECTRIC SHADE FOR THE DINING ROOM
147
HOW TO BEND WOOD
150
A SMOKING STAND
153
A CHINA CLOSET
157
A LEATHERCOVERED FOOTSTOOL
160
ARTSCRAFTS MANTEL CLOCK
162
A MUSIC STAND
165
MAKING SCREWS HOLD IN THE END GRAIN OF WOOD
168
A WALL CASE WITH A MIRROR DOOR
169
A SIDE CHAIR
172
AN ARM CHAIR
176
A BOOKCASE
180
A LAMP STAND
183
AN OAK FOOTSTOOL
211
A LIBRARY SET IN PYROCARVING
215
A GRILLE WITH PEDESTALS TO MATCH
217
A LADYS WRITING DESK
218
A TELEPHONE STAND AND STOOL
222
HOW TO MAKE A DOWELCUTTING TOOL
225
A MEDICINE CABINET
226
A PIANO BENCH
229
A LIBRARY TABLE
231
A PRINCESS DRESSER
234
A SEWING BOX
238
A FERN STAND
241
A WARDROBE
244
A FINISH
248
AN OAK TABLE
249
BOOK TROUGH
252
AN OAK SERVING TABLE
254
AN UMBRELLA STAND
257
A CHAFINGDISH BUFFET
259
A WRITING DESK
262
MUSIC RACK AND BOOKSTAND
265
A DICTIONARY AND MAGAZINE STAND
267
A LEATHER BACK ARM CHAIR
271
A WALL SHELF
274
A PEDESTAL
277
MAGAZINE RACK
279
A HALL TREE
282
A TABLE FOR THE DEN
284
A BURLAPCOVERED WINDOW SEAT
289
QUARTERSAWED OAK SETTEE
291
A SCREEN
295
A MISSION BOOKRACK
298
A ROUND EXTENSION DINING TABLE
299
AN ARM DINING CHAIR
303
A HALL BENCH
306
A SEWING TABLE
308
A SIDE CHAIR
312
ANOTHER PIANO BENCH
315
ANOTHER SCREEN
318
A FOLDING CARD TABLE
321
MAGAZINE STAND
326
A TABOURET
329
A PORCH SWING
333
A FOOT WARMER
335
A PLATE RACK FOR THE DINING ROOM
337
A MISSION SIDEBOARD
340
A CATALOG OF SELECTED DOVER BOOKS IN ALL FIELDS OF INTEREST
346
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Henry Haven Windsor (1859-1924) was the founder and first editor of "Popular Mechanics, one of the first and certainly the most successful magazines to explain the technological advances of the age to a broad segment of the American public.

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