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A good book, but........,
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I do a lot of woodworking and furniture making. My wife suggested I get this book for the plans related to kids furniture. The book is well written and easy to follow. However, when I followed the shopping list and began to build the play table I realized one 8 foot long 1x3 was not enough for this project. With the children's chair, only one 8 foot 2x2 was required, not the 2 specified in the shopping list. Also, the shopping list specifies 2 1/2 inch pocket screws. No where in the instructions does it say where to use them. If the book is intended for non-woodworkers as stated, errors of this type can confuse the beginner.
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 12:00:08 AM PST
This is good to know, thank you. Have you contacted the author to see if she can do a future edit?
Posted on Jun 5, 2013 8:07:38 PM PDT
Patience Stepp says:
The pocket holes are optional. You can choose to just nail/screw the pieces together, but the pocket holes give it a finished look. She talks about this on her website
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 4:10:46 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2013 8:35:12 AM PST
C. J. Meller says:
That's fine, but the book should be a stand-alone work... one shouldn't have to go to a website to get follow-up information about the plans in the book.
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