1.
 The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture
The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture :


Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture―from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques―ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others―with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.



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2.
 Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More :
Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.

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3.
 Furniture Fatality in Las Vegas: A Cozy Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 9)
Furniture Fatality in Las Vegas: A Cozy Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries Book 9) :

A Cupcakes-And-Crime Caper


"You'll be surprised what people can get away with."



Who could’ve hated Janice Wilkerson enough to kill her?


She didn’t have many friends, and everyone who knew her admits that they never liked her much. But what other secrets are Janice’s acquaintances hiding?




Meanwhile, Tiffany's friend Ian is forced to disguise himself as a woman, and Nanna insists she should help with the investigation...


Praise for A.R. Winters:


"You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately" - Melissa Greenberg, Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer
"The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery." - Jaycie D, Amazon.com

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4.
 The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised
The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised :
A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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5.
 Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details (Conran Octopus Interiors)
Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details (Conran Octopus Interiors) :

The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.



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6.
 Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols
Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols :
The Home Quick Planner includes 700 precut, reusable peel-and-stick, 1/4-inch scale furniture and architectural symbols, plus a 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid to help you design your own building, remodeling and decorating projects. (Also good for moving.) Symbols include everything you need from tables, chairs, couches, beds and pianos to every standard kitchen cabinet and appliance, an extensive assortment of bathroom fixtures and cabinets (for example, twelve sets of sink designs, six different showers, and a dozen various baths and whirlpools), plus windows, doors, walls, switches, outlets, lights and much more. Simply lift the symbols and arrange them on the floor plan grid to design floor plans, move furniture and make changes. Step-by-step instructions and Design Details: Critical Dimensions & Clearances are provided to help you improve your design and save money. After you ve finished designing your floor plans with the Home Quick Planner, you can build a three-dimensional model of your design with the 3-D Home Kit (also by Daniel Reif).

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7.
 Furniture Store Selling Made Easy
Furniture Store Selling Made Easy :
Furniture Store Selling Made Easy shows sales associates working in furniture stores how to make more sales, every day. It's easy.

Learn the selling system that retail expert and motivational entrepreneur Ron Martin has taught to sales associates and other salespeople throughout the country. They report sales increases by as much as 10 and 20 times!

Ron Martin unlocks the mystery to selling furniture by giving you his Pro-Active, No-Pressure Selling System. You'll learn the right way to greet customers, where to stand, what to say, and how to say it. You'll discover the common mistakes many sales associates make, and how to avoid them. For instance, many sales associates timidly retreat and lose sales when the customer looks at several pieces of furniture and then announces, "I want to think about it," or "I'll be back."

This book guides you through carefully rehearsed responses that prepare you to give your customers information, overcome their objections, nudge when appropriate, and sell add-on pieces while still in the showroom.

By studying customers' habits and the traits of superstar salespeople, Ron Martin has honed selling into a science. He has compiled his lifetime of experiences and offers you a treasure of successful selling techniques.

As owner of Success Dynamics, Inc. repeatedly one of Hawaii's 50 fastest growing corporations as named by Pacific Business News, Ron Martin coaches business executives and salespeople how to achieve greater success and increased sales with his Pro-Active, No-Pressure Selling System.


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8.
 Furniture You Can Build: Projects that Hone Your Skills series (Getting Started in Woodworking)
Furniture You Can Build: Projects that Hone Your Skills series (Getting Started in Woodworking) :
The first volume in this series "Getting Started in Woodworking: Skill Building Projects that Teach the Basics" proved that a book specifically designed to address the needs of beginning woodworkers has broad appeal. The second and third books in the series focus on shop development, while this fourth book continues the use of projects as a means to learn and practice skills. Studies have shown that beginners need two things to continue their interest in woodworking: early success and increasing confidence. This book, like its predecessors is designed to do exactly that: give the reader projects they'll be proud to own and the means to accomplish them successfully. The projects range from a computer cart (to store a CPU) to small trestle table and a bed. All of them have been chosen for maximum impact and doability for a novice. Making the simple desk which might retail at $1600 for less than 1/8 of the cost provides strong incentive to attempt construction. And this book provides all the instruction, support, and tips to help any serious beginner achieve their goal.
Projects Included
Desk Organizer
Blanket Box
Storage Bench
Breakfast Table
Sofa table
Bookcase
Simple bed
Desk

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9.
 Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft
Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft :
In Furniture with Soul, author David Savage explores the philosophies, careers, and pivotal moments of struggle and inspiration for today's most talented and influential woodworkers. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Britain to interview these renowned artists, including John Makepeace, John Cederquist, Jack Larimore, Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Hurwitz, Tom Hucker, Rupert Williamson, Gary Knox Bennett, and Peter Danko. With a telling eye and refreshing intimacy, he reveals their thinking, creative processes, and rise to prominence. He takes the reader into their workshops and their hearts. Savage seeks to illuminate the soul of the artists' work, and the influences and experiences that shaped them.


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10.
 The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction :


Expert woodworker and writer Andy Rae takes the construction of furniture and breaks it into components -- from boxes, cases, doors and drawers to shelves and feet. He explains all the techniques used to build them, so you can choose the ones that are best for you. Then he shows you how to put the pieces together to make great furniture.

In The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction, you'll acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher control over your work and tools and an understanding of basic design principles.

  • Graphic, step-by-step presentation of key techniques and methods
  • Visual maps, cross-references and indexes make information easy to find
  • Covers the many woodworking methods and tools available
  • Modern, up-to-date coverage of tools and techniques
  • Part of a three-volume encyclopedia of woodworking


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11.
 Room and Furniture Layout Kit
Room and Furniture Layout Kit :
All you need to create the room of your dreams! Moving into a new house or apartment? Refurnishing your present living space? Now you don't have to waste time and energy endlessly repositioning heavy pieces. This easy-to-use furniture layout kit will help you design your rooms efficiently, accurately, and with a sense of balance.
You can lay out a full eight rooms of furnishings with 215 punch-out shapes: beds, chairs, sofas, tables, cabinets, pianos, bookcases, and more. Plus, eight sheets of graph paper are included for your floor plans. Designing your own rooms can be a fulfilling experience. And with this inexpensive kit, you can make all the right choices before purchasing or moving a single piece of furniture.


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12.
 Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (American Woodworker)
Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (American Woodworker) :
The most complete visual guide to furniture construction ever published! Includes hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that explain everything there is to know about joints, subassemblies and furniture design.

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13.
 Furniture For Elegant Living Room Decoration
Furniture For Elegant Living Room Decoration :
These are the details that underline the interior in the living room or even emphasize it. Monochrome painted walls get their charm through trendy digital prints, art paintings or large format photographs. Often the accessories in the living room express the character of the person who lives there.
A decor in the living room, where the personal touch of a person can show, consists of arrangements next to the couch and the sofa, for example, simple or decorated, large or small vases, wind lights or decorative bowls. But also the type of candlesticks used on the table shows the personality of the residents.
Is someone nostalgic, romantic, classical or elegant? Also the selection of the cushions as decoration in the living room shows, who lives here. Quickly you can decorate the room with pillows inviting, cozy and comfortable. Which couches are used, which table lamps or ceiling lamps were selected, all contribute to the overall arrangement. Almost like a garment, the space can be more or less dressed. Today we present ideas for an unusual deco in the living room. From Asian, Norwegian or African style are many special accessories. You will also find great inspiring ideas here.


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14.
 Furniture in the Southern Style: 27 Shop Drawings of Furniture from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
Furniture in the Southern Style: 27 Shop Drawings of Furniture from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts :


Historic forms of simple furniture have long been popular with amateur woodworkers, collectors and those seeking to better understand our past. But furniture from the Southern United States has largely been ignored, and Furniture in the Southern Style fills that gap.



Furniture in the Southern Style documents proportions and details of this important and distinctive style through measured drawings of original pieces in the MESDA collection, and information in the Object and Craftsman databases at MESDA. The focus of Furniture in the Southern Style are the less formal pieces, largely unknown to those outside of the area where they are produced.



The pieces you will see are great demonstrations of the style, each appropriately documented with information and photographs. The heart of this book are the measured construction drawings, allowing you to better understand and reproduce these pieces.



Also included are chapters covering the historic context of the furniture, the craftsmen behind the pieces, and the techniques they used.



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15.
 Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing
Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing :
Furniture Design is a comprehensive guide and resource for students and furniture designers. As well as discussing pioneering contemporary and historical designs, it also provides substantive answers to designers' questions about function, materials, manufacture and sustainability, integrating guidance on all of these subjects – particularly material and manufacturing properties – in one accessible and structured volume. Many leading contemporary furniture designers from around the world are included, with case studies carefully selected to highlight the importance of both material and manufacture-led design processes. The book is also intended to provide an insight into furniture design for those considering a college education in product and industrial design.

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16.
 Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More: 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More: 40 step-by-step projects to transform your home :
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint.

Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world’s most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colors and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colorful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cozy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach, or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colorwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stenciling, and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colors to stenciled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts, and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.

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17.
 Furniture Upholstery (Sunset Books)
Furniture Upholstery (Sunset Books) :
Describes the basic materials and tools for upholstering and provides step-by-step instructions on the major stages of repairing and restyling pieces of furniture

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18.
 Furniture in History: 3000 B.C. - 2000 A.D (2nd Edition)
Furniture in History: 3000 B.C. - 2000 A.D (2nd Edition) :

Furniture in History 3000 B.C.-2000 A.D. takes a new approach to a very old subject. By focusing on the constant theme of innovation and change, it discusses the history of furniture in the West—from ancient times to present. Its excellent coverage of modern periods, designers, and styles gives the book a depth and breadth not found in competing texts. Redesigned in this edition, it includes hundreds of illustrations and new photos from a variety of sources—including the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Each chapter includes chronologies, designer contributions and historical highlights that make it a comprehensive volume on the evolution of style.



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19.
 Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary
Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary :
A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period. Featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley. Judith is the ideal expert to guide both amateur and experienced collectors ...' Homes and Interiors

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20.
 Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture: Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects (Dover Woodworking)
Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture: Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects (Dover Woodworking) :


Rejecting the "badly constructed, over-ornate, meaningless" furniture of the late Victorian period, architect, furniture designer and manufacturer Gustav Stickley developed a radical new design concept that stressed careful workmanship, simplicity, and utility. His important monthly magazine The Craftsman (1901–16) published construction plans for his distinctly American furniture.
The 62 simple, straightforward projects reprinted here — exquisite examples of Stickley's classic designs — first appeared in The Craftsman between 1903 and 1907. Included are projects large and small enough to satisfy the household needs and creative urges of any woodworker. Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, sturdy Craftsman home furnishings from bookcases to bedsteads, dressers to dining tables, a hall tree, a foot rest, a wood-box and more — future family heirlooms that will stand the test of time both in durability and in clean, elegant purity of line. Each project includes Stickley's original information for woodworkers of the early 1900s: a perspective drawing of the completed piece; a brief description of the item with suggestions for appropriate choices of wood; a "mill bill" giving complete lumber specifications; and schematic drawings showing both front and side views with accurate measurements.
All woodworkers, even beginners, will delight in this collection of genuine Stickley plans for 62 of the finest, most desirable pieces of Craftsman or "mission-style" furniture. Antique collectors, furniture restorers, and historians of American style also will appreciate the detailed information on an influential design movement enjoying a resurgence in popularity.









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21.
 Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects
Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects :


Minimalist design--maximum style!



In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture captured the imagination of the era and enjoys growing popularity today.



Now for the first time, author Michael Crow has carefully detailed 29 seminal works by the era's foremost designers, including Hans Wenger, Finn Juhl and George Nelson. At their best, these spare, often sculptural designs transcend their period and are at home in a variety of settings. Each piece has been selected carefully so it can be built in an average workshop. Inside this book you'll find:
  • More than 100 drawings with exploded views, elevations and details for projects to fit every room in your house.
  • Practical advice on wood selection, hardware sources and contruction and finishing techniques.
  • Two step-by-step project builds.
  • A richly illustrated historical overview tracing the evolution of the style and exploring the designers and makers who shaped it.




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22.
 Furniture World: It's all in the finish
Furniture World: It's all in the finish :
In this book contains the best designs with the combination of U.S and italian designs...

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23.
 Furniture Makes the Room: Create Special Pieces to Style a Home You Love
Furniture Makes the Room: Create Special Pieces to Style a Home You Love :
Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombré design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects—dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more—in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.

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24.
 Furniture Repair & Restoration (Home Improvement)
Furniture Repair & Restoration (Home Improvement) :
Superbly illustrated, packed with detail, and easy-to-follow, this is the ultimate guide to repairing/restoring your furniture. This volume includes: over 350 colour photos and illustrations; step-by-step instructions for the most commons repairs; easy-to-follow tips for restoring furniture to a professional level; and, much, much more. Packed with detailed information, "Furniture Repair & Restoration" takes a hands-on approach to repairing and restoring furniture. Readers will learn how to save money by making simple repairs themselves, or they can get the satisfaction of restoring a treasured piece or a garage-sale find to its original lustre. Written by an authority in the field, the book teaches - through step-by-step instructions and full-color photo sequences - everything the beginning furniture restorer needs to know to achieve professional results, whether planning a simple repair or a full restoration. All tasks are rated for difficulty and feature comprehensive tools and materials lists.

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25.
 How to Build Modern Furniture: Vol. 1: Practical Construction Methods, Vol. 2: Designs and Assembly
How to Build Modern Furniture: Vol. 1: Practical Construction Methods, Vol. 2: Designs and Assembly :


How to Build Modern Furniture, first published in two volumes in 1951 and 1952, is a classic, practical guide to making simple, well-proportioned furniture in the home workshop. Profusely illustrated with detailed plans and drawings, the book brings together dozens of construction techniques and furniture plans, along with detailed construction advice for every step of the process. Long out-of-print, the two volumes are now available in a single book. In Volume One: Practical Construction Methods, author Mario Dal Fabbro details the basics tools and methods of woodworking and furniture making. In Volume Two: Designs and Assembly, he describes the tools and equipment needed for the novice to advanced woodworker, followed by methods of woodworking and an extensive catalog of furniture plans for the home.



About the Author: Mario Dal Fabbro (1913-1990) was an Italian craftsman designer known for his functional, yet elegant, designs of contemporary furniture. During his long career, his output was prodigious as he designed hundreds of pieces of furniture for private individuals and also for important Milan furniture houses. Fabbro came to the United States in 1948 and continued his design work for American manufacturers. Fabbro authored several books on furniture design and construction, and was a contributor to the do-it-yourself pages of many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and House and Garden.



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26.
 Furniture: Great Designs from Fine Woodworking
Furniture: Great Designs from Fine Woodworking :
Once woodworkers master basic techniques and have some experience building projects, they begin to look for inspiration. For over 30 years woodworkers have turned to Fine Woodworking magazine, not only for the wide variety of projects offered, but because the designs offer a level of refinement and sophistication not found in other magazine projects. A signature feature of Fine Woodworking project articles is detailed exploded drawings. Some of these plans are works of art in themselves and reward careful study with insights into the basis of good furniture design. For the many woodworkers who come from engineering and other technical disciplines, these plans are worth the price of the book alone.
This book collects the furniture and accessory articles that contain exploded drawings from the last 15 years of Fine Woodworking. It is organized by type of furniture (tables, beds, case pieces, etc.). The book contains approximately 60-65 projects. Because there is such a wide variety of styles, projects types, and skill levels, it should appeal to a wide range of woodworkers.

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27.
 Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture and Accessories of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s
Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture and Accessories of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s :
Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture and Accessories of the 1920S, 1930s and 1940s

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28.
 DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture and Decor: Creative Projects for Every Room of Your Home
DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture and Decor: Creative Projects for Every Room of Your Home :
STYLISH DESIGNS FOR URBAN CHIC PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST INDISPENSABLE BUILDING MATERIAL―INDUSTRIAL PIPES


Want to add an urban chic twist to your home decor? Just head down to your local hardware store for some pipe, then do the fun projects in this book. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings, including:


FURNITURE

•Wall-Mounted Bookshelves

•Rolling Side Table


DECOR

•Decorative Door Handles

•Tabletop Book Holder


LIGHTING

•Industrial Candelabra

•Steampunk Floor Lamp


STORAGE

•Jewelry Stand

•Garden Tool Rack


Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look.


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29.
 Furniture Treasury (2 Volumes)
Furniture Treasury (2 Volumes) :
Here Wallace Nutting, the most renowned authority in the field, gives everyone the opportunity to profit by his own experiences throughout a long life devoted to American antiques. He tells the reader where and what to collect, analyzes the special problems of the small collector, lists twenty-one precautions for the beginner. He recounts some delightful collectors' yarns, and describes his own experiences in acquiring historic antiques--most of which are now in museums.

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30.
 The Furniture Guys Book
The Furniture Guys Book :
"The Furniture Guys" are the zaniest, funniest how-to duo on the air today. Watch them on the "Learning Channel" juggling expert furniture and home repair, pop culture hilarity, throwaway historical asides, and sudden swerves into B-movie lore, and you'll ditch earnest old Bob Vila and never give Home Improvement another look.

The Furniture Guys Book presents ten projects, complete with step-by-step guidance on stripping, staining, varnishing, upholstering, basic repairs, and troubleshooting touch-ups such as stain and scratch removal. Projects include a pine Hoosier, a Victorian throne chair, a roll-top desk, a pine hat-rack, and more. More than 250 black-and-white photos and drawings illustrate every detail, and a full-color insert displays the finished projects in all their glory. Plus there are handy tips on everything from setting up a work area to sizing up the potential of yard sale bargains.

All this, and funny too! A must for the millions who watch them on the "Learning Channel" or who will be tuning into their forthcoming nationally syndicated radio show -- and for any would-be refinisher looking for advice that's as entertaining as it is effective -- this book will find a prominent place on workbenches all over America.

Joel and Ed are well-known television and radio personalities whose trademark looniness combined with practical advice on old furniture repair and restoration have earned them a large and enthusiastic following. In this book, their particular brand of zany humor does not detract from the fact that it's packed with useful information and well-detailed, step-by-step instructions for 10 of their favorite projects, including gems like a beautifully refinished and reupholstered throne chair, a rolltop desk, and a walnut table painted to look like marble. You'll find solid information on how to find potential used furniture bargains and differentiate furniture worthy of the efforts of restoration from junk. Stripping, sanding, painting, finishing and refinishing, marbling, upholstering, gluing, and every aspect of furniture repair and restoration are covered, amidst Joel's and Ed's bad puns and strange ruminations on the meaning of everything. Even if you normally buy all your furniture factory-fresh from the showroom, you'll have fun with the wild ramblings and seriously good advice of the Furniture Guys. --Mark A. Hetts

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31.
 Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more
Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more :
CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, UPCYCLED PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE RECLAIMED WOOD

Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 DIY projects, this book shows how to build, paint, and finish unique gifts, decor, and furniture, including:

• Cute jewelry organizer
• Rustic coffee table
• Chic wine bar
• Family chalkboard
• Inspiring word art
• Handy step stool


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32.
 Furniture Making Plain and Simple
Furniture Making Plain and Simple :
Furniture Making Plain and Simple

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33.
 DIY Projects: DIY Household Hacks - Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets, Make Unique Furniture And Save Money
DIY Projects: DIY Household Hacks - Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets, Make Unique Furniture And Save Money :

DIY Projects

DIY Household Hacks - Creative Ways To Recycle Wooden Pallets, Make Unique Furniture And Save Money

This book will help you to create amazing projects from pallet wood. From start to finish, I will take you through:

  • Why pallet wood is a good idea
  • How to get your hands on safe pallet wood
  • How to take a pallet apart
  • How to prep pallet wood
  • How to finish pallet wood
  • Ideas for projects
  • Instructions for projects
  • How pallet wood projects can save and make you money
Pallet wood projects are becoming more and more popular, people are looking for handmade and local products. Pallet wood furniture can help you save up to $5000. A handmade product can become a focal point in a room, a conversation starter. Using your own hands to build can be a freeing and joyous thing. This book will begin your journey into crafting, saving money and recycling wood.

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34.
 Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Revised & Expanded Second Edition: Authentic and Fully Detailed Plans for 61 Classic Pieces
Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Revised & Expanded Second Edition: Authentic and Fully Detailed Plans for 61 Classic Pieces :
This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 61 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this revised collection gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success.

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35.
 Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings (Dover Books on Furniture)
Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings (Dover Books on Furniture) :


Westerners have long admired Chinese furniture for its durability, inner strength, quiet restraint, and simple dignity. Especially attractive to the educated eye are its purity of line, devotion to detail, and flawless construction. This unabridged reprint of a rare classic provides lovers of Chinese furniture with an enlightened discussion of the accomplishments achieved by fine craftsmen over the centuries, including the aesthetic levels attained during the early Shang period (1766–1123 B. C.), the transitional phase of cabinetmaking during the Yuan Dynasty (1280–1368 A.D.), and the perfection in craftsmanship reached during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 A.D.). The text also reviews the origins and development of basic forms and methods of construction — from the selection of wood to its processing, cutting, joining, ornamentation, and final polishing.
Long considered the definitive work on Chinese hardwood furniture in a Western language, this indispensable guide contains 161 superb plates that include photographs and drawings of tables, chairs, couches, cabinets, cupboards, and wardrobes. There are also measured drawings for 21 exquisitely crafted pieces for woodworkers interested in creating authentic Chinese furniture.
When the first edition of this volume was published more than 40 years ago in Peking, only 200 copies were printed. Today, each of the few remaining originals is worth several thousands of dollars. Now available in a handsome and affordable reprint edition, this volume is a unique addition to the libraries of woodworkers, art lovers, and anyone interested in Chinese culture and décor.







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36.
 Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture
Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture :
Furniture Studio explores the origins, methods, results, and influence of the unique and highly successful furniture design and fabrication studios offered by the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The furniture program, initiated by Andris Vanags, is an immersion into the role of materials, design, and making in architectural education. Students directly engage the physical properties of materials, and the knowledge gained through this engagement enriches the design and fabrication process. The experiences of its graduates reveal that the studio fosters creative thinking that truly integrates design and making.

Ochsner presents historical background to shop-based courses, including furniture studio; traces the careers of four representative graduates of the program; and suggests implications from this program for architectural education and individual achievement beyond the University of Washington. Eleven students and the projects they created in the winter 2009 studio are profiled, and the book contains a fully illustrated catalogue of exemplary student projects from 1989 to the present. Illustrations and descriptions throughout the book showcase the heirloom-quality projects created by the students, many of which won awards in competitions.

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37.
 How to Draw Furniture for Interior Design Drawing: Drawing Furniture : How to Draw Chairs,Dining Table, Sofa & other Shop Drawings (Interior Desing Illustrated) (Volume 1)
How to Draw Furniture for Interior Design Drawing: Drawing Furniture : How to Draw Chairs,Dining Table, Sofa & other Shop Drawings (Interior Desing Illustrated) (Volume 1) :
This book contains step by step instructions of how to draw your different types of Furniture in a picture book format useful for beginners in interior designing and anyone else who wants to learn to draw furniture in simple steps. All the steps are visually depicted in a very detailed manner and are self explanatory. Hence there are no written instructions required. This book contains tutorials on drawing following objects: Learn To Draw 3 Legged Stool Learn To Draw Bean Bag Learn To Draw Bench Learn To Draw Book Shelf Learn To Draw Bunk Bed Learn To Draw Chaise Lounge Learn To Draw Chandelier Learn To Draw Chest of Drawers Learn To Draw Coffee Table Learn To Draw Computer Desk Learn To Draw Couch Learn To Draw Cupboard Learn To Draw Decorative Chair Learn To Draw Dining Table with Chairs Learn To Draw Drawing Board Standing Learn To Draw Dressing Table Learn To Draw Folding Table Learn To Draw Four-poster bed Learn To Draw Kitchen Cabinets Learn To Draw Lounge Chair Learn To Draw Love Seats (Sofa) Learn To Draw Office Chair Learn To Draw Recliner Learn To Draw Rocking Chair Learn To Draw Round Stool Learn To Draw Shoe Rack Learn To Draw Sofa Learn To Draw Sofa Couch Top View Learn To Draw Sofa cum Bed Learn To Draw Table Learn To Draw Telephone Stand Learn To Draw Toy box Learn To Draw TV Unit Learn To Draw Wall Shelves Learn To Draw Wooden Windows

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38.
 Furniture Hacks: and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home
Furniture Hacks: and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home :
Nowadays, it is easy to find affordable furniture for your home from chain stores, but those pieces can lack character. This is where furniture hacking comes in—updating, repurposing, and personalizing to create stylish, unique masterpieces. Here, Hester van Overbeek shows you 35 ways to update your home accessories, soft furnishings, and even wooden furniture, all with step-by-step photos to guide you along the way. Projects range from simpler ideas, such as a table made from stacked old magazines or a patchwork rug, created by sewing small inexpensive mats together, to ways to create larger pieces for a fraction of the price it would cost to buy them new. Discover how to make your own four-poster bed by combining a budget bed base and pieces of reclaimed wood, or convert a bookcase into a sideboard. There are five chapters—Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room, Bedroom, Home Office, and Outdoor Space—and each one includes an “instant update” idea for beginner upcyclers, too. Why not paint cutlery handles with nail polish to update them, or make your own bedside light simply using a shelf support? Hester’s philosophy is that you don’t need much money or many DIY skills to make your house into a cozy, stylish home. With the right inspiration, you can create something beautiful.

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39.
 The Furniture Doctor: A Guide to the Care, Repair, and Refinishing of Furniture
The Furniture Doctor: A Guide to the Care, Repair, and Refinishing of Furniture :
The best-selling guide to keeping furniture in the finest and most beautiful condition, with complete information on proper repair and refinishing techniques from the legendary expert on antiques and their restoration.

B & W photographs throughout

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40.
 Furniture Fundamentals - Casework: Techniques and Projects for Building Furniture and Cabinetry
Furniture Fundamentals - Casework: Techniques and Projects for Building Furniture and Cabinetry :
Build your skills by building boxes!

Mastering casework--essentially making boxes--allows you to create a wide variety of furniture from cabinets to bookcases to blanket chests.

Within these pages, you'll find insight into various approaches to casework including face frames, frameless constructions and joinery options from simple to advanced. You'll learn the most used joinery techniques including rabbets, dados, dovetails and mortise-and-tenon. You'll gain insight into making boxes of all sizes from carcases to drawers, and hone your skills through 9 step-by-step furniture projects ranging from simple wall cabinets to beautiful chests of drawers.

When you get right down to it, so many furniture forms start with building a box. This book is your guide to mastering this fundamental aspect of furniture making.


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