Arts & Crafts Furniture Anyone Can Make by David Thiel

By David Thiel

Furnishings doesnt need to be complex to be strong having a look. by means of lowering vintage Arts & Crafts furnishings designs to their fundamentals, then including uncomplicated, screw-together joinery, a person can construct great-looking furnishings. utilizing uncomplicated instruments (jigsaw, miter observed or round observed and a cordless drill) at the same time a first-time woodworker you could effectively create a bit of furnishings in a weekend that youll proudly exhibit for years.
Each of the normal (and a few unique) have designs in Arts & Crafts furnishings a person could make were adjusted for measurement to house the normal poplar, purple oak or pine forums on hand at your neighborhood domestic heart. The forums are offered reduce to thickness and width, so with lots of the initiatives all you want to do is lower the items to size and positioned them jointly. Even the finishes used are «off-she-shelf,» hoping on stains, paints and end coats which are offered in any domestic heart, and are effortless to apply.
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Then I slipped the two halves together, assembling the top half-lap. 41 Z7617i_pg034-043 Outdoor Taboret41 41 9/23/10 4:24:57 PM CHAPTER 5 do when I used a clamp to pull the frame tight as I drove the screws home. Things stayed flush and level. Next, press the two half-lap notches in the upper stretchers together, joining the two partial frames together at the top. To attach the lower stretchers, connect the two notches on the loose, lower stretchers and then fit the joined pieces into place on the leg frames.

To add the slots for the leather straps, I ended up using my biscuit jointer (as one of the available tools). This took some thinking, but worked out significantly better than expected, and much better than a test slot that I tried to create using a chisel and mallet (see photos 13 & 14). With all the cutting complete, I got out my trim router and used an 1∕8" roundover bit to ease all the edges of the pieces. I then sanded the piece, and again added some more rounding to the corners of the top and bottom horizontal pieces.

The result is essentially what you see here, minus the doors. An attractive, easyto-assemble pine bookcase. The doors were a nice touch, but I think the case works just as it is. i46 46 9/23/10 4:25:07 PM PI N E B OOK C A S E 1 2 Pocket screws are perfect for this project. I cut pockets in the underside of each of the three shelves. I held the bottom shelf up 3⁄4" from the bottom edge of each side and screwed it in place. One of the hardest parts of this project was getting decent pine. Or rather, straight pine.

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