In the early part of the 20th century, "The Woodworker" was one of the first magazines that was totally devoted to working with wood. They wrote about all aspects of woodworking, including several series devoted to teaching basic construction technique. This book is a reprint of two rare manuals by the magazine, one on doormaking, the other on window-making. Both manuals take the reader from the very basic concept of a door or a window and work their way to instructions on building fairly common and sometimes complex door and windows following standard early 20th century practice.
This book assumes that you know the basics of preparing stock, accurate layout, and cutting joints. It builds on those basics to show you how to layout windows and doors, where, how and why, the joints are cut, and how to layout the joinery. The anonymous author, who must have had years of experience before writing these manuals, tries to present everything in an understandable way for someone who isn't a professional, and hasn't completed a Victorian apprenticeship.
If you are restoring any early 20th century structure this book is required reading.
The reprinted book by Lost Art Press is a hardbound measuring 4-1/2” wide x 7-1/4” high. It is casebound, Smythe sewn and features acid-free paper. 170 pages. Printed and bound entirely in the United States.Pages: 80 Binding: HCPublisher: Lost Art Press
Pages: 80 Binding: HCPublisher: Lost Art Press