Cover image for Popular mechanics workshop. Tables & chairs.
Popular mechanics workshop. Tables & chairs.
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Uniform Title:
Popular mechanics (Chicago, Ill. : 1959)
Format :


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TT197.5.T3 P67 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Build superb, finely crafted tables and chairs with 30 projects culled from the pages of Popular Mechanics, the magazine that for more than 100 years has shown its readers how things work and how to make them. Each beautiful project is presented with an inspiring photo, exploded diagrams, materials list, and detailed instructions, along with time requirements, skill level, and expense. Make a storage bench, mahogany dining table, Arts and Crafts sideboard, Craftsman rocking chair, Shaker end table, table and chair set for kids, game table, and more. Plenty of handy workshop tips and helpful hints--such as how to put wood waste to use in the garden, or easily pick up dropped nails, screws, and other pieces of metal--round out this must-have resource.

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Library Journal Review

Popular Mechanics was one of the first magazines for do-it-yourselfers, and it has always provided numerous well-designed woodworking projects. This title provides a collection of 30 projects, originally published in the magazine, for woodworkers of every skill level. The projects represent a diverse group of styles (e.g., craftsman, Chippendale, Arts and Crafts, and contemporary) and offer notes about the required skill level and the amount of time needed for completion. Each entry includes a bill of materials, a color drawing, detailed instructions, and numerous photos. Although the date of original publication is not included, and several photos are black and white, this is not a severe limitation. Spaced throughout are numerous, helpful sidebars like "Safety Sense," "Tool Care," and "Tech Tips." Popular Mechanics has a high level of name recognition, so this excellent title is sure to be used. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.