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Fast furniture
Sussman, Armand, 1918-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Popular Woodworking Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT197.5.T3 S87 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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No nails. No fuss. No kidding Turn your woodshop scrap lumber into simple, inexpensive pieces of furniture that are both sturdy and attractive. Fast Furniture shows you how with 15 intriguing projects that defy all expectrations, including a wide variety of tables, a bedspread valet, a desk, a mirror frame and more. None of these plans require complex furniture and cabinetmaking. In these projects, you'll use flat sticks of different lengths cut with squared ends - no angles, curves or grooves. Author and woodworker Armand Sussman's project assembly methods are unique, simple and straightforward - using only a few saw cuts and glue. You'll also find tips for getting started, timesaving tricks and special techniques that make each project easy and trouble-free to construct. Additional advice on table-saw sled construction, assembly jigs, clamps, glues, glass use, sanding and finishing ensure that every project turns out just right. You'll start turning your woodshop leftovers into sleek, elegant furniture in no time at all.

Author Notes

Armand Sussman began his life as a woodworker in the 1920s when, as a boy, he handcrafted his own wooden toys and games. After World War II, he turned his hobby into a profession, selling nationally by mail order the home furnishings that he designed and made. He has continued to design, make and write about wood projects and woodworking ever since

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Tips for getting startedp. 8
Project 1 Basic parsons tablep. 14
Project 2 Evolution tablep. 24
Project 3 One-leg tablep. 30
Project 4 Tri-cube coffee tablep. 36
Project 5 Evolution coffee tablep. 44
Project 6 Three diamonds coffee tablep. 54
Project 7 End tablep. 64
Project 8 Dining tablep. 72
Project 9 Step tablep. 78
Project 10 The "x" tablep. 86
Project 11 Bedspread valetp. 92
Project 12 Greek key deskp. 98
Project 13 Asia tablep. 110
Project 14 Offset-leg tablep. 116
Project 15 Picture/mirror framep. 122
Indexp. 127