If you like the Arts & Crafts style, this book will become an essential part of your collection. Appealing to both beginner and seasoned woodworkers, Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects showcases nine iconic furniture projects that progress in difficulty as you work your way through the book. The projects featured here take you from the basics to advanced techniques, all clearly demonstrated with detailed illustrations and beautiful, instructive photographs. Timeless and always in style, Arts & Crafts is a perennial favorite and a style that works nicely with almost any home decor. Take this opportunity to build both skills and classic furniture pieces for your home. 176 pages. Learn These Important Skills and More: Key construction methods for beginnersBasic stock preparationMortise and tenon joineryHalf lap jointsDovetail socketsPrepping a panelThrough-tusk tenonsRabbet jointsShip lapping and much, much more Contents: A Few Words of IntroductionStickley-Inspired Frame and MirrorRound-Topped Tabouret TableBookcase with Tusk TenonsStickley-Inspired Spindle BedFrame-and-Panel NightstandWriting Desk in the Greene & Greene StyleGreene & Greene Inspired Side ChairClassic Arts & Crafts SideboardBow-Arm Morris ChairGood Options for Finishing About the Author: Gregory Paolini is a professional woodworker with an affinity for the Arts and Crafts style. When he isn't building and teaching classes in his workshop, Paolini writes woodworking books with expert instruction, including this must-have guide: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects.
A long time favorite for its rich color and excellent workability, Cherry continues to gain popularity for use in fine furniture and cabinets. The wood leaves the sawmill with a pinkish, rosy tone, and continues to darken over years to a deep, lustrous red. The narrow sapwood has a creamy color, similar to Hard Maple. Cherry is easily worked with hand tools and takes an excellent finish and polish. All boards are machined S4S, and are planed to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses, relieving your planer of excess work. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, mouldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Distribution: As many as five varieties of Black cherry are reported to thrive throughout North America.Tree: Attains heights of about 100 feet (30 m) Average tree grows to about 80 feet (24 m) in height, and produces a tall trunk, about 24 inches (60 cm) in diameter. Cherry trees are usually large enough to harvest after 35 to 40 years. Full height is attained in about 100 years.Light & Air-Induced Changes: Black cherry is very sensitive to UV light, which causes it to darken over time. UV light inhibitors in coatings can be used to prevent color change.Grain: Fine grain. Material with dark wavy streaks are frequent. Quartersawn lumber has a shimmery appearance.Texture: Fine and uniform. The wood often has narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.Luster: Rich and satiny. Odor: Emits a fruity aroma when cut.Steam Bending: Good. Often compared to Beech and Ash.
These quality carvings come ready to finish. Choose from Birch or Oak. Each side is 4-1/8" High by 3-5/8" Wide for a total width of 7-1/4".