The designs that Schultz uses have an asian flair to them, adding curves to Arts & Crafts style furniture. Cutting these curves is certainly more work than traditional straight Stickley furniture, but it also adds a nice touch.Schultz includes a section at the beginning of the book covering technique, which is especially helpful on the curved legs. This section also includes information on making mortise and tenon joinery with a router.There are many plans in this book, and they are accompanied by color photos of the finished product; which I really like. I would prefer better detailed drawings, and more of them, but the text is quite descriptive. It just takes me a little more to figure it out that way.This is one of my favorite Arts & Crafts furniture books and I refer to it when drawing my own plans for a piece in our home.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
I've got tens of woodworking books and this is one of the best. The designs are great and the structure and information contained within first-rate. I consider arts and crafts furnature to be the best and many of the pieces in this book are absolutely beautiful. The China cabinet and the lamp are stunning.
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