Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects
Great Looking Furniture Anyone Can Build
38 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects

by Spike Carlsen

Softcover
215 x 280mm
122pp

Published by Linden Publishing, CA USA

R.R.P.$29.90

ISBN 978-1610350-04-4

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Uncle Bob's Craftsman Table


Tic-Tac-Toe Shelf


Triple-Tier Basket Stand


World's SimplestToy Chest


Frank Lloyd Wrong Chair & Ottoman


Whimsical Wall Shelf


Bifold Coffee Table


Oak Hallway Mirror


Craftsman Footstool


Plant Pedestal


Stack-'Em-Up Cubes


Television Console


Leaning Ladder Shelf


Magazine & Book Rack


Floating Wall Shelf

 

 

Extract from back cover of book:

Are you looking for attractive, functional, affordable furniture?
Scared of entering a furniture store for fear of sticker shock?
Ready to try your hand at making your own simple furniture7

You're in luck! At last there is a book with great looking furniture projects anyone can build!

Filled with original projects presented in a refreshingly easy-to-follow style, Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects effortlessly meshes simplicity of construction with tasteful design, inspiring even novice do-it-yourselfers to create their own stylish furniture. Featuring clear, instructive photography, the 38 projects in this book are inexpensive to build and use off-the-shelf lumber, moldings and other components. Most can be built in a few hours, with minimal tools, and will provide an appealing addition to the home.

The projects in Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects
- can often be built in two to four hours (but some are more complex)
- use inexpensive material available at any home center
- can be built by someone possessing only basic carpentry skills +
- will help you gain competency in using tools and handling materials.

Experience the sense of pride professional furnituremakers feel by completing your own ridiculously simple furniture project, and providing your home with a new, stylish piece of furniture.

About the Author - Spike Carlsen is a regular contributor to American Woodworker, FreshHome and Men's Health magazines, and is the author of A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats, selected as an NPR Best Book of the Year.

Illustrations: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Living Room and Bedroom
- Uncle Bob's Craftsman Table
- Tic-Tac-Toe Shelf
- Technique: (Towards Being) Accident-Free
- Triple-Tier Basket Stand
- World's SimplestToy Chest
- Frank Lloyd Wrong Chair & Ottoman
- Whimsical Wall Shelf
- Bifold Coffee Table
- Oak Hallway Mirror
- Technique: Make a Straight Cut Jig
- Craftsman Footstool
- Plant Pedestal
- Technigue: Some Simple Finishes
- Stack-'Em-Up Cubes

Chapter 2: Home Office and Media Storage
- Television Console
- Leaning Ladder Shelf
- Technique: A Word on Woods
- Magazine & Book Rack
- Floating Wall Shelf
- Entertainment Pantry
- Nomad Laptop Desk
- Technique: The Zen of Jigsawing
- Which End's Up? Bookshelves
- Pyramid Bookshelf
- Organization and Charging Station
- Cheatin' Corner Shelf

Chapter 3: Kitchen and Dining Room
- Jigsaw Puzzle Chair
- Criss-Cross Plywood Table
- Maggie's Cookbook Stand
- Technique: Understanding Plywood
- Technique: Router Fundamentals
- Wine Bottle Quartet
Houdini Bottle Holder
Crescent Moon Bottle Rack
Triple Bottle Cradle
Wine for Two
- Kitchen Cart
- Spice Drawer Organizer
- Skinny Tower of Pizza

Chapter 4: Outdoors
- Aldo Leopold Bench
- Portable Outdoor Chair
- Technique: Measuring and Marking Tips
- Herb Bench
- Simple Patio Planter
- Bonsai Plant Stand
- Technique: Mitersaw Heaven
- Pedestal Picnic Table
- Patio Side Table

Biographies


Entertainment Pantry


Nomad Laptop Desk


Which End's Up? Bookshelves


Pyramid Bookshelf


Organization and Charging Station


Cheatin' Corner Shelf


Jigsaw Puzzle Chair


Maggie's Cookbook Stand


Houdini Bottle Holder


Crescent Moon Bottle Rack


Triple Bottle Cradle


Wine for Two


Kitchen Cart


Spice Drawer Organizer


Skinny Tower of Pizza


Aldo Leopold Bench


Portable Outdoor Chair


Herb Bench


Simple Patio Planter


Bonsai Plant Stand


Pedestal Picnic Table


Patio Side Table