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The Furniture of Gustav Stickley: History, Techniques, and Projects

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Detailed working drawings and instructions for building authentic Craftsman furniture. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Excellent description of Stickley furniture

This book starts with a good history of Stickley furniture and the philosophy behind it. It also covers the materials and methods used to build arts & crafts furniture.After that are plans for several pieces of arts & crafts furniture. The plans are very detailed. They refer back to the methods section for how to do certain parts. There are pictures and diagrams to help with the construction.

Near Perfect Gustav Stickley Furniture Construction Book

This is It. Great drawings, many useful photos, a wealth of measurements and wood machining advice. So far, only one measurement error has been discovered: the starting length for the board from which the arm pieces are cut for the Morris chair should be 42-1/2 inches, not 37 inches.The nine projects are authentic Gustav Stickley Craftsman designs, and are not for the novice. Most are for the accomplished intermediate woodworker. If you can find the piece that you are looking to build from the list of nine, then you need look no further. Here are the nine projects:MirrorScreenCombination Bookcase and Table (Spindle Sides and dividers)RockerRecliner (Drop-arm panel-side Morris Chair)Settle (panel)Dining Table (Open-frame, keyed-tenon single stretcher)Bookcase (captured panel sides, small panes at the top of the doors)Clock Case (lattice-front grandfather clock)

This is the one "must have" Craftsman furniture book.

I am a serious hobby woodworker. I have spent a lot of money on books on the Arts & Crafts movement. This is by far the best how-to Craftsman furniture book I have come across. I refer to it more than any other resource. If you want to build the real thing, this is the best single resource there is. This is one book I never loan.John Brock

Best book I've read on building Mission style furniture

This is a top notch book for researching the history and technics of Gustav Stickley. The projects were covered very thoroughly. I have yet to find any errors in the plans or instructions for building the various pieces of furniture. This book, along with others, that I've purchased in the past on the subject of Mission sytle furniture, should enable me to build a complete house full of furniture. I just don't know where to start!

Great book, however a costly error in some project specs

I purchased this book as a guide to building a version of a Stickley piece of furniture. I have found an error that quickly became very costly in the projects section on the book. The "Morris Chair" project materials list calls for lumber dimension of 37" by 5" by 1" for the arms. Next, the text of the project specifies "From the extra length of the arm provided by the oversize dimension given in the materials list, cut a piece 5 1/2" in length." Well, that is where the problem lies. The FINISHED arm should measure 37" long. We just cut 5 1/2" from that measure, leaving 31 1/2" arm. The materials list should read : 42 1/2" by 5" by 1" . At the prices for Quarter Sawn White Oak these days, you wont want to make the same mistake.
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