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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details by Lonnie Bird

The Complete Illustrated Guide to
Period Furniture Details

Lonnie Bird


This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in Shaping Wood. It covers joinery relating to 18th-century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turning and carving, as well as building accurately, are all included in a highly visual format. Over 400 photos and drawings illustrate the methods -- from half-blind dovetails to gooseneck moldings. If you love period details and long to create them, you will want this book. You'll learn about: Casework techniques, Moldings and edge treatments, Carved and turned legs, Period chair components, Finials and applied carvings.