Desks (Projects Book) review
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Product Description-Desks (Projects Book)
This is a thoroughly illustrated guide to building a variety of desks including a drafting table, roll-top desk, and computer desk.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful Fine woodworkers do not necessarily make fine writers, June 12, 2003
By Norm De Plume (Lake Forest, Illinois USA)
This review is from: Desks (Projects Book) (Paperback) I bought this book because I wanted to build the laptop computer table. I
am astounded by the glaring errors in the "plans" for this table. I haven't yet finished building the table but have already
encountered six errors in the plans. The text is misleading and in some parts downright wrong. In many cases, you are left to
figure out your own dimensions.Do not cut anything based solely on the cut lists in this book. The best advice I could give you is
to use the plans in this book as a guide - NOTHING MORE! Make your own drawings and double - triple check the dimensions
before you cut a single board. Coming from Taunton Press - the publishers of Fine Woodworking magazine, I would have
expected meticulous attention to detail in this book. Unfortunately, fine woodworkers do not necessarily make fine writers.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful Shame on the proofreader!!, February 28, 2004 By Mat Reitzug (University
Place, WA USA)
This review is from: Desks (Projects Book) (Paperback) I have to agree with Peter Anger....Venture very carefully when using
this book for anything beyond an idea! It has beautiful pictures, awesome designs, great drawings, but very inconsistent and
inaccurate dimensions. I am building the pedestal desk and have found several mistakes already including conflicting
measurements within the same drawing. Make sure you double check all the wood dimensions given and you can make
yourself some beautiful furniture.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Excellent information, July 31, 2001 By Wayne Cease
This review is from: Desks (Projects Book) (Paperback) As usual for Taunton this book is full of very useful information. It covers
several styles of desks, both usage styles and design styles.There is information on storage design, with different storage nook
options based on the expected use of the desk. Information on material selection for the desk based on how a desk is used.
Different joinery methods and why they are better/worse for the usage of a desk.If you are wanting to build a desk, of any style,
this would be a very useful book to have.