Making Furniture Masterpieces
30 Projects with Measured Drawings
by Franklin H. Gottshall

Softcover
225 x 305mm
222pp

Published by Dover Publications, Mineola NY, USA
Originally published 1979, Stackpole books

R.R.P.$31.90

ISBN 0-486-29338-6

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Dovetailed Box


Queen Anne Stationery Box


Dovetailed Box with Carved Lid


Utility Cabinet


William and Mary Dressing Mirror


Sheraton Desk


Curly Maple Slant-Top Desk


Country Sheraton Settee


Dutch Cupboard


Early Pennsyluania Walnut Chest


Pennsylvania Dutch Painted Chest

 

Extract from back cover of book:

This clearly written how-to book by master craftsman Franklin H. Gottshall allows woodworkers to construct handsome, useful furniture in the most highly regarded antique styles. Characterized by beauty and richness of design, each of 30 different projects all replicas of actual rare furniture can be completed by ambitious beginners as well as skilled craftspeople for only a fraction of what vintage originals would cost.

Woodcrafters can select from pieces spanning a wide variety of styles from a simple dovetailed box to an elegant Philadelphia Chippendale highboy. Included as well are directions for constructing a Dutch cupboard, four-poster walnut bed, refectory table, gateleg table, shell-top corner cupboard, four-treadle loom, Queen Anne hall table, Pennsylvania Dutch painted chest and other distinctive pieces.

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by isometric drawings and photographs, as well as top, front and end views and detailed drawings of parts and procedures. Decorative skills such as woodcarving, inlaying, veneering, upholstering, finishing, and wrought iron work are also fully described and related to each piece.

Photos: Black & White

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

How To Lay Out and Make Dovetail Joints

Dovetailed Box
Queen Anne Stationery Box
Dovetailed Box with Carved Lid
Utility Cabinet
Chest for Flat Tableware
William and Mary Dressing Mirror
Sheraton Desk
Curly Maple Slant-Top Desk
Country Sheraton Settee
Dutch Cupboard
Early Pennsyluania Walnut Chest
Pennsylvania Dutch Painted Chest
Gothic Chest
Spanish Vargueno
Spanish Vargueno with Wrought Iron Grille
Four-Poster Walnut Bed
Refectory Table
Gateleg Table
Queen Anne Hall Table
Pennsylvania Walnut Chest of Drawers
Chest-on-Chest
Block-Front Chest of Drawers
Chippendale Lowboy
Chippendale Mirror
Philadelphia Chippendale Highboy
Shell-Top Corner Cupboard
Shieldback Hepplewhite Chair
Gothic Chippendale Chair
Chippendale Side Chair with Carved Splat
Four-Treadle Loom

Wood Finishing
Index


Gothic Chest


Spanish Vargueno


Spanish Vargueno with Wrought Iron Grille


Four-Poster Walnut Bed


Refectory Table


Gateleg Table


Queen Anne Hall Table


Pennsylvania Walnut Chest of Drawers


Chest-on-Chest


Block-Front Chest of Drawers


Chippendale Lowboy


Chippendale Mirror


Philadelphia Chippendale Highboy


Shell-Top Corner Cupboard


Shieldback Hepplewhite Chair


Gothic Chippendale Chair


Chippendale Side Chair
with Carved Splat