The Complete Illustrated Guideby Andy Rae
This is an indispensable reference book that covers every practical technique for building furniture and cabinets - from designing the project to installing the hardware. The book also includes alternative ways to achieve the same results, which lets to you choose the methods that work best for you. The book is very well organized, so it can function as both a teaching manual and as a reference that you’ll want to keep handy in your shop. Beginning with a discussion of setting up your shop, choosing tools and understanding materials, Furniture & Cabinet Construction guides you to box and case construction, shelving, drawers, doors, hardware, assembly, and bases, feet, stands, legs and aprons, frame and panel, and chairs, stools and tabletops. Whew! Andy Rae worked with some of the leading woodworkers of our time - Frank Klausz and George Nakashima - before setting up his own shop. He is also a veteran teacher and writer. There may be better books out there on specific areas of furniture-making, but this book is probably the best practical overview and most important overall text on modern furniture-making around. Over 1000 photos, and index and ample cross-referencing so you can easily locate a topic. Part of Taunton’s “Complete Illustrated Guide" series. 308 pages. 9" x 12" . Hardcover.