Rustic Furniture Basics
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Rustic Furniture Basics

Item #: TP50769

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About the Book:

Here's an opportunity to create something truly unique by using woodworking techniques that are as "green" as it gets.

By collecting branches and logs, recycled lumber, or scavenged wood from old buildings, you can build rustic furniture with a distinctive look -- and a primitive, earthy charm.

But before you get started, you'll need the guidance of a seasoned furniture maker. And it's all here for you in Rustic Furniture Basics -- from professional woodworker, teacher and author Doug Stowe.

An ideal guide for beginners, this valuable reference includes 10 diverse projects designed to teach you all the basic techniques you'll need to make a wide range of rustic furniture.

Here are a few of the projects you'll find:

  • Rustic white oak chest
  • Western cedar tables
  • Rustic chair
  • Slab-top coffee table

By following step-by-step instructions with detailed graphics, you'll learn every procedure -- traditional joinery, cutting round mortises and tenons, weaving twigs, making a webbed seat, and much more.

In searching for the natural materials to complete each project, you'll discover a process that challenges your imagination in a new and satisfying way -- as you tap into your own powers of ingenuity.

And by using basic hand tools and low-tech procedures, you'll revisit some of the simple pleasures that earlier generations of craftsmen enjoyed.

If you've got a cabin in the woods or a country hideaway in need of just the right pieces to suit its rustic character, here's the book you need to make it happen.

  • Paperback 8-1/2 x 10-7/8 in.
  • 144 pages, with 282 color photographs and 19 drawings
  • Published 2009
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-076-9

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Western Cedar Tables
    Cut the stock to length, Assemble the base, Add the top, Variation: Coffee table and details, Additional Variations
  • Five-Board Bench
    Prepare the stock, Taper and fit the legs, Make the stretchers, Assembly, Apply the finish, Variation: Natural-edged hall table
  • Stick, Twig, and Branch Tables
    Cut and attach the legs, Create the top mosaic, Add stretchers to strengthen the legs, Variation: Round table
  • Slab Bench
    Cut the slab to size, Surface the top, Shape the edges, Make and shape the legs, Drill the mortises, Cut the tenons on the legs, Assemble the legs and slab, Trim the legs, Finishing touches, Variation: Stump table, Variation: Slab chair
  • Rustic Tree Branch Footstool
    Prepare the stock, Drill the mortises, Cut and fit the stretchers, Assemble the frame, Trim the legs, Weave the seagrass seat, Variation: Weave a shaker tape seat, Slab-Top Coffee Table, Make the top, Make the trestle table base, Mortise the trestle legs, Make the trestle, Make wedges, Attach the base to the top, Variation: Tree branch base
  • Rustic Chair
    Start with the seat, Make the chair frame, Fit and attach the seat, Make a seat back, Shape and attach the seat back, Variation: Armchair
  • Rustic White Oak Chest
    Prepare the stock, Assemble and sand the sides, Fit the bottom panel, Assemble the chest, Make the rustic feet, Make a tray,Texture, stain, and sand the chest, Finish the chest, Variation: Rustic wall cabinet, Variation: Freestanding rustic cabinet

GTIN:  9781600850769


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