Making a Tavern Table
by Jim Rendi

Softcover
215 x 280mm
80pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$39.90

ISBN 0-7643-1677-X

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Extract from back cover of book:

Using hand tools and the lathe, a master furniture builder takes the readers step-by-step through the process of building a tavern table. Beginning with raw lumber, they will learn the techniques of joining, mortise and tenon construction, turning, and finishing in authentic early American fashion. Following this basic guide, even a novice can build a table of which they will be proud. Each step is illustrated and line drawings are provided.

Jim Rendi has spent many years perfecting the techniques and skills of the colonial table maker and now shares them with his readers. A gallery at the end of the book shares other styles of tables that use much the same methods, as well as other period furniture.

About the Author: Jim Rendi has been one of the foremost practitioners of hand construction of early American furniture designs for nearly two decades. He owns the Philadelphia Chair Company and is deeply involved in the teaching of furniture making. When he is not going around the country teaching these techniques to others, he resides in Earlville, Pennsylvania, where he works out of a 1792 carriage house.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Bill of Materials

The Drawings

The Tabletop

Building the Base

The Gallery