Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking) review List Price: $17.95 Deal Price : $12.20 You Save : $5.75 (32 %) Or Click Here Usually ships in 24 hours Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping Detail : ASIN: 1561586846 Paperback Book Product Description-Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking) "Designing Furniture covers every step in the design process from inspiration to construction strategy, including learning from established styles, creating plans for unique furniture, and choosing among construction options. the practical, process-oriented approach makes the subject accessible to woodworkers with no formal design training. Related Product: - Prac Design Solutions & Strate (Essentials of Woodworking) - Fine Woodworking Design: Original Furniture from the World's Finest Craftsmen - The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction - 500 Cabinets: A Showcase of Design & Craftsmanship (500 Series) - Joint Book http://astore.amazon.com/konhollow-20/detail/1561586846 http://store.xiiiv.com/?t=designing-furniture-new-best-fine-woodworking&i=1561586846 Customer Reviews: 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful Steps to Fine Wood Work, November 11, 2004 By Marc Ruby™ "The Noh Hare™" (Warren, MI USA) This review is from: Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking) (Paperback) As I've mentioned before the good thing about the 'Best of Fine Woodworking' series is that the articles are almost consistently good. The authors are drawn from the best of today's practitioners and teachers of woodworking, the writing carefully crafted for depth and clarity, and the quality of illustration is outstanding. In fact the only complaint I have ever had is that articles are often presented in a disorganized fashion, which can be frustrating for the reader with some specific information need in mind.This time I can't even complain about that. Instead the articles are divided up into sections on 'Finding Design Inspiration', 'Developing Designs and Organizing Projects', 'Construction by Design', 'Designing Furniture', and 'Designing for Form and Function.' Admittedly, these are not perfectly clear distinctions, but as you look through the volume you can get a feel for why the distinctions have been made.The design application articles are really the... 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful This is a must have book for all woodworkers., January 6, 2005 By Scott Pointon "Former Marine, Librarian, Wood... (Crest Hill, IL United States) This review is from: Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking) (Paperback) Though its no secret that I am a big fan of the Taunton Press, I feel that this book stands out as one of their best. Having been a serious home woodworker for a decade now, I benefitted greatly from the information contained in this book. As always, the illustrations and color photography are well done and often stunning. The editors did a great job of deciding what subjects to cover and then finding just the right articles to cover those subjects.The five major areas covered in this book are: design inspiration, design development, "construction by design", designing furniture, and designing for style and function. In just these five areas, there is a wealth of information that will help woodworkers of any level, from understanding elements of style to designing your own sideboard. I especially liked the tips given in the article "Models Help Projects Succeed".No matter if you are a novice or a self proclaimed expert, there is something of interest here... 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking), March 31, 2007 By Randy Fratzke "FritzFratz" (Iowa) This review is from: Designing Furniture (New Best of Fine Woodworking) (Paperback) The book is Fine but I bought it as a package deal with it's companion book (Practical Design Solutions and Strategies) and many of the areas are identcal - right down to the photographs a furniture pieces used. The information is good and is useful - clear and concise.
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