• Bookcases

    Bookshelves showcase our favourite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces.

    They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by-step photos, plans, and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aurelie Drouet peruses some of the more ambitious library, and bookcase, projects by leading designers and architects.

  • Building Cabinet Doors & Drawers

    Here is a virtual encyclopaedia of cabinet door and drawer styles and instruction for designing, constructing, and installing them.

    Slab, MDF, simulated and true raised panel, frame and panel, arched frame and panel, mitered panel, cope and stick, glass, and tambour: all of these types of cabinet doors, and the drawers to match, are illustrated and explained with step-by-step construction notes and measurements.

    In addition, all of the common methods of joinery, such as dowels, biscuits, splines, miters, dadoes, tongue and groove plus more are explained and illustrated.

  • Contemporary Furniture

    Contemporary furniture's great appeal comes from its simple, understated elegance and subtle details – from sleek black drawer-pulls to gracefully bevelled shelf edges. It's no secret that woodworkers love building these pieces! They're suited to just about any room, no matter what the decorating style.

    This book presents more than 20 original contemporary furniture projects, hand-picked from the pages of Popular Woodworking and American Woodworker. Each one comes with step-by-step instructions, high-quality diagrams, cutting lists, colour photos and detailed, easy-to-follow assembly techniques.

  • Desks, Bookcases & Entertainment Centres

    Hand-picked from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, this guidebook features 14 classic projects each accompanied by:

    • Detailed exploded drawings
    • Lists of required materials
    • Step-by-step colour photographs
    • Sidebars on finishing
    • Helpful tips and techniques to increase productivity and avoid costly mistakes

    With a variety of styles to accommodate beginners and intermediate level woodworkers, the featured projects include a federal-style secretary's desk, a modular computer desk, a compact computer cabinet, barrister bookcases, walnut library shelves and an elegant entertainment centre.

  • DIY Furniture 2

    Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.

    Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.

    The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work towards more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence. The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!

  • DVD Dovetail a Drawer

    If it's properly fitting drawers you're after, this is the DVD workshop for you. Professional cabinetmaker Frank Klausz cuts quick, precise dovetails without jigs or templates, then glues up and fits the finished drawer. You will learn about:

    • Dovetail drawer anatomy
    • Transferring dimensions from the scale drawing to a full-scale 'story-pole'
    • Choosing lumber
    • Marking out, ripping and crosscutting drawer parts
    • Marking out the dovetails and pins
    • Hand sawing the pins and tails and chopping out the waste
    • Gluing up
    • Applying finishing touches with a smooth plane

    Duration: 55 minutes

  • DVD Stuffover Upholstery

    David James looks at the restoration of a stuffover seat with the step-by-step stripping and reupholstering of a Victorian nursing chair.

    The stuffover upholstery is unsprung and blind, and top stitching techiques are demonstrated and explained in detail. Also demonstrated is the creation of a roll edge on the back and finishing using handmade tufts and a decorative fringe.

    Duration: 78 minutes

  • English Arts & Crafts Furniture

    Equal parts design survey and project book, English Arts & Crafts Furniture is a must-read for any serious fan of Arts & Crafts furniture. The book explores the Arts & Crafts movement with a unique perspective on furniture designs inspired by English Arts & Crafts designers. Through examination of details and techniques as well as projects, you'll learn what sets English Arts & Crafts apart and gain a deeper understanding of the overall Arts & Crafts movement and its influences.

    In this book you'll find:

    • Insight into the history and culture surrounding the Arts & Crafts movement
    • An examination of influences that set English Arts & Crafts designers including William Morris, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Charles Robert Ashbee apart from their American counterparts
    • 3 complete furniture projects that illustrate traits representative of English Arts & Crafts: a Voysey chair, a hayrake table designed by Ernest Gimson and a sideboard design from the Harris Lebus company, England's largest furniture maker at the time

  • Fine Art of Cabinetmaking
    This authoritative resource provides in-depth instruction for mastering the craft of cabinet-making. A bevy of topics, including the proper way to sharpen and hone tools, hollow grinding methodology, and obtaining proper grinding angles, are detailed in this comprehensive cabinet-making sourcebook.

    Lessons cover using and understanding various woods, including common or exotic pieces, learning how to read grain, the pros and cons in working with air-dried wood versus kiln-dried wood, and re-sawing problems and concerns due to moisture content and wood movement to benefit any level of woodworker.
  • Focus on Materials
    Through beautiful photographs and intelligent writing, this fourth volume in the Furniture Studio series reports on the myriad ways that contemporary studio-furniture artists are responding to materials challenges such as the scarcity of exotic timber due to rain forest depletion, the subsequent explorations of the uses of metal, plastic, glass, and stone, and the increase in new functions realized by digital processes.

    Aiming to bridge the gaps between individual furniture makers, designers, scholars, and consumers, this forum for the discussion of meaning and content through a variety of formats includes an award-winning photographic portfolio by Judy Kenslie McKie, an essay showing how contemporary sculptors use furniture as metaphor, a photo essay on drawing, and a memoir by a leading artist that explains how she broke into new design realms by altering the established rules.

    Additional exhibition reviews include the furniture art of Roy McMakin, a juried portfolio of student work, and a look at the cutting-edge San Diego school led by Wendy Maruyama.

  • Furniture Fundamentals: Casework

    Mastering casework – essentially making boxes – allows you to create a wide variety of furniture from cabinets to bookcases to blanket chests. In this book, you'll learn:

    • Various approaches to casework including face frames, frameless constructions and joinery options from simple to advanced
    • The most used joinery techniques including rabbets, dados, dovetails and mortise-and-tenon
    • To make boxes of all sizes from carcases to drawer
    • To hone your skills through 9 step-by-step furniture projects ranging from simple wall cabinets to beautiful chests of drawers

  • Furniture Fundamentals: Chairs & Benches

    Build your skills as you build solid seating! Inside, you'll find step-by-step photos and instruction, plus measured drawings, for 17 seating projects in a wide range of styles and skill levels. Projects range from simple, square stools to more challenging chairs and benches with compound joints.

    You'll learn how to use the best tools for the job to cut all types of must-know chair joinery, simple turning techniques, upholstery and more. You'll also find four technique articles with instruction applicable for many chairmaking and other projects.

  • Furniture Fundamentals: Tables

    Build your skills as you build terrific tables! Inside, you'll find step-by-step photos and instruction, plus measured drawings, for 17 tables in a wide range of styles and skill levels (including several handsome pieces you can easily build in a weekend).

    From simple tapered legs to contemporary cabrioles, from simple slap tops to draw-leaf tops, from side tables to game tables – you'll learn the techniques, tools and joinery necessary to build great-looking tables for every room in your house. Plus, you'll find five technique articles to learn skills you can adapt for table designs (as well as other projects) of your own.

  • Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies
    Reporting on the myriad ways that contemporary furniture artists are exploring cutting-edge digital technology, this study investigates the modern collaborative process between furniture makers and their clients. Insightful interviews with 100 of the field's leading artists are presented, along with information on the changing approaches today's craftsmen take when designing and making fine furniture. This report also focuses on how modern furniture artists balance the investigation of new technologies and art movements while remaining true to their traditions.
  • Furniture Making Plans, Projects & Design

    A selection of Furniture & Cabinet Making magazine articles take you through the stages of planning, designing and making a piece of furniture, then on to 12 diverse projects.

    From design details to construction, finishing to assembly, for projects and three case studies everything is clearly explained assisted by how-to colour photos and a photo of the finished piece (cabinets, tables, desks) and carefully measured plans and exploded diagrams.

  • Heirloom Furniture Projects
    Suitable for both beginners and intermediate-level woodworkers, the 21 projects each have detailed, exploded drawings, lists of required materials, color step-by-step photographs, finishing sidebars and helpful tips and techniques to increase productivity and avoid costly mistakes. Test-built by the experts at Woodworker's Journal, these projects guarantee a problem-free woodworking experience. Projects incliude a:
    * Baker's shelf
    * Shaker vanity mirror
    * Memorial flag case
    * Texas Hold 'Em poker box
    * Old-time icebox
    * Pewter cupboard
    * Step stool
    * Gun cabinet.

    And much more!
  • How to Build Bookcases & Bookshelves

    How to Build Bookcases & Bookshelves features a wide range of shelving projects from simple and contemporary to the more ornate, along with projects for smaller book accessories to personalize a reading space. Within these pages you'll find:

    • Plans for 13 bookcases in a wide range of styles including Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Mid-Century Modern
    • Additional book-themed projects including a magazine rack and a desktop sliding book rack
    • Ideas and techniques for building stronger shelves

    Whether you need a small bookcase to accentuate a corner of your home or a floor-to-ceiling set of built-in shelves for your study, let this book be your guide to enhancing your book collection with the kind of handmade shelving it deserves.

  • How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture

    Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these functional and decorative furniture projects for deck, patio, yard and garden. Each project takes from just a few hours to a weekend to complete, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your outdoor décor.

    Inside you'll find expert guidance for making outdoor furniture:

    • Step-by-step colour photographs and detailed working drawings

    • Technical advice on finishes and varnishes

    • 22 well-designed projects, including tables, benches, chairs, a patio bar and ornamental trellises and planters

  • In the 18th Century Style
    Collected from the pages of Fine Woodworking, includes instructions for 10 projects, a Sheraton bed, a highboy, and a drop-leaf breakfast table. In addition, there are 13 examples of superb craftsmanship in a variety of styles from Queen Anne to Pembroke. In-depth discussion of the materials of period furniture, including hardware and lumber. This is an essential reference for anyone who appreciates period furniture.

  • Mackintosh Furniture

    This book is a guide to recreating Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work. The measured drawings were painstakingly rendered using known dimensions from architectural drawings and those extrapolated from catalog and auction photos. You'll find comprehensive views for each design and complete materials lists as well as historical notes and construction and finishing advice to help you through each build.

    The book features:

    • Shop drawings for 30 Mackintosh furniture designs including chairs, tables, bookcases, desks and many other forms
    • 2 complete step-by-step projects (a taboret and a nightstand) showcasing some of Mackintosh's signature furniture details
    • Historical and cultural insight into Mackintosh's impact on architecture and furniture design
    • Practical advice on wood selection, construction, hardware sources and finishing techniques
    • Helpful tools and techniques advice

    Often emulated, Mackintosh's furniture remains popular after more than a century. Now, for the first time ever, fans of his work will have access to drawings and details to help recreate some of his most enduring designs.