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Shop drawings for craftsman furniture : 27 Stickley designs for every room in the home
Lang, Robert W., 1953-
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Publication Information:
Bethel, CT : Cambium Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT196 .L35 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Accurate shop drawings of Stickley Craftsman furniture taken from actual antique pieces, with materials lists. Projects included: Morris chairs, chests of drawers, wall shelves, bookcases, sideboards, dining tables, occasional tables, beds, side chairs, and rockers.

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Library Journal Review

Traditional American furniture styles have enjoyed an enduring popularity, which makes titles about them ideal choices for most collections. Lang offers measured drawings of 27 examples of Craftsman furniture designed by Gustav Stickley. Because they were created by measuring actual Craftsman antiques, these drawings will prove invaluable to those interested in historical accuracy. Designs for chairs, bookcases, tables, and beds are included, each with a bill of materials and a number of illustrations. A section on woodworking techniques and materials rounds out this title. Moser's work covers over 50 projects, based on the Shaker style, that unlike Lang's are not absolute reproductions but either near facsimiles or Moser's own adaptations. Designs include furnishings of all types, from small household items to major pieces of furniture. In the first half of the text, Moser provides an excellent introduction to the Shaker style and the techniques required to reproduce it. The balance consists of measured drawings of each item. Both titles are excellent; Lang receives the nod if one is interested in historical accuracy, while Moser offers a wider range of projects for woodworkers of all skill levels. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



This comprehensive book is for woodworkers, carpenters, decorators, and homeowners who wish to create the furniture of the iconic Craftsman movement. Excerpted from Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture: 27 Stickley Designs for Every Room in the Home by Robert W. Lang All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.