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  • Series: In The Style
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (February 16, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561583987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561583980
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fine Woodworking has been publishing the best woodworking information for small shop woodworkers since 1975.

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132 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Steve, Northern Calif. on February 12, 2001
I'm new to woodworking, so am not qualified to review this book with a woodworker's eye. But I thought it was a good idea to describe what this book has and what it doesn't have, since there's the potential for some people to be misled by its cover and title.
This book is a collection of "arts & crafts furniture"-related articles from writers in Fine Woodworking. These articles are divided into three sections -- only one of which is a "project" section -- and two of which include topics such as design issues and appropriate woodworking techniques. The chapter on ammonia fuming, for example, is the most detailed I've seen in any similar book. Made me want to go out & fume something.
Also scattered throughout these three sections are many beautiful photos of finished pieces, many of which are contemporary, one-off adaptations of the arts & crafts movement. Influences include Gus Stickley, Greene & Greene, etc. The drawback for me is the lack of plans for most of the pieces pictured -- it's just not that kind of book.
The Morris chair on the cover, for example, is not part of the book's "project" section and you won't learn how to make one inside. I had been looking for project plans for this version of the Morris (Stickley's #369, I believe) and was a bit disappointed to find that this book has only some beautiful photos of this one as part of the ammonia discussion.
Experienced furniture makers should find the breadth of design in these pages quite inspiring, I think, and many will also find a wealth of good suggestions for technique.
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Vincent E. Vizachero on January 13, 2002
This is the best introduction to building Arts & Crafts style furniture I have read.
I found it to contain an excellent balance of history, theory, project plans, and inspiration. The articles are well-written, accurate, and thorough. The photos and diagrams are crystal clear and colorful.
The first section (approx. 30 pages) introduces the Arts & Crafts style, highlights the schools of design and the designers (Morris, all the Stickleys, Greene and Greene, etc.), and showcases ways in which the Arts & Crafts heritage can be adapted for modern homes.
The second section (approx. 105 pages) contains diagrams and detailed instructions on the construction of 10 pieces of furniture, plus instructions on making Stickley-style legs and on fuming the pieces with ammonia).
The third section (approx. 20 pages) contains photos and descriptions of several Arts & Crafts-inspired pieces (though not detailed instructions on building them).
This third section seems to have upset other reviewers, either because they didn't like it or didn't expect it in this book. I found this section vitally important to the book's stated goal, which is to help the reader apply to the Arts & Crafts style to designing and building her own furniture.
In my opinion, the difference between successful Arts & Crafts furniture and cheap knock-offs lies in the subtleties of design, proportion, and details. The discussions contained in the third section of this book focus precisely on these elements, walking the reader through the often lengthy decision-making process of the furniture designer. The importance of careful attention to line, function and form are emphasized here. I might not have purchased to book just to get this section, but excluding it (or not reading it) would be a shame.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone interested in buying or (especially) designing and building Arts & Crafts style furniture.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Cease on March 20, 2001
This book covers the design elements and construction of Arts & Crafts/Craftsman styled furniture, including the design element differences between Stickley, Greene & Greene, etc. It also lightly covers the history.
There are several plans, unfortunately not the one on the cover. And chairs are not something that plans can easily be drawn, even when overall dimensions are given. It doesn't take much to make a chair uncomfortable.
Some more plans covering the gallery items, especially the cover item, would have been nice. But, overall it is a really good book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bruce D. Haims on July 27, 2003
Fine Woodworking provides excellent photographs, sophisticated projects and adequate details for building. This book exemplifies these qualities with respect to craftsman furniture. I particularly liked the modern adaptations which are less heavy than many of the originals and the variety of projects.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Jones on May 14, 2007
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The quality, complexity, and complication of these projects can be stunning. Its a great resource for planning your own projects, but few of us will have the competence to take our work to this level of professionalism. Projects are highly imaginative and the write-ups are full of great "how to's". This is actually a cheap book for Taunton Press to put out, since it is culled from a few years of Taunton's Fine Woodworking magazine - therefore don't pay more than 20 for it, and look for it used.
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In the Craftsman Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the Arts & Crafts Tradition (In The Style) I Purchased this as a gift for a friend who builds Craftsman Style furniture. We were both a little disapointed that so many of the pieces were "modernized" and "stlyized" - almost to the point that they didn't seem to fit the genre.
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