Furniture Design & Construction
Classic Projects & Lessons of the Craft
A practical introduction to the craft and the art of furnituremaking.
While much is written about the tools, joints, and techniques that go into building furniture, too often the style, proportion, and whys of construction strategies remain a mystery. As a result, many woodworkers–beginner and advanced alike–are forced to build furniture designed by others.
With Furniture Design & Construction, Graham Blackburn presents an insightful and beautifully illustrated reference that details how and why designs are created. You’ll find lessons on the pillars of design, the golden mean, function and form, details of style, and more to craft classic projects ranging from a classic jewelry box to a versatile credenza. Armed with the information in this book, any woodworker can plan and build one-of-a-kind designs. By building or adapting the 12 projects found here, you’ll learn to put your own twist on any project you build–whether it’s your own original design or simply your interpretation of a classic form.
Preview the first several pages of this book here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Graham Blackburn was born and educated in London, England, before continuing his studies at the Juilliard School. While pursuing a career as a professional musician that saw him play in numerous bands, including Van Morrison’s, he built his own home—and several others—in Woodstock, NY. His first book, Illustrated Housebuilding, was published in 1974. Since then, in addition to operating a custom furnituremaking shop and lecturing at major craft and art schools and woodworking shows across the US, he was a long-time columnist for Popular Woodworking and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Woodwork.