The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet by Andy Rae

By Andy Rae

Introducing a brand new woodworking sequence within the culture of Tage Frid...a sequence packed with crucial details required by way of woodworkers this present day. For the 1st time ever, the entire concepts and approaches essential to craft appealing issues from wooden were compiled into 3 finished volumes: the entire Illustrated publications. hugely visible and written through woodworking's best craftsmen, those 3 titles -- furnishings & cupboard building, Shaping wooden, and Joinery -- will identify a brand new usual for store reference books.
The entire Illustrated consultant to furnishings & cupboard development is the final word reference paintings -- a photo, step by step presentation of uncomplicated furniture-construction concepts. specialist woodworker Andy Rae brings association, enthusiasm, and greater than 20 years' adventure to this crucial booklet. Readers will collect a operating wisdom of woodworking fabrics, the next point of keep an eye on over their paintings and instruments, and an figuring out of simple layout rules.

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And the cut of wood affects its movement, too. Changing from plainsawn to quartersawn beech will reduce the movement to 1⁄8 in. -wide board. Quartersawn wood is also more predictable than plainsawn, or flatsawn, wood, which moves unequally over its width because of its irregular grain, promoting warp. One of the lessons here is to use the 42 Designing Furniture more stable quartersawn wood for wide, unsupported panels, such as tabletops that aren’t held to a rigid frame underneath. (For more in-depth information on specific wood species and their characteristics, see Understanding Wood, R.

An astounding variety of wood glues is available. Glues range from traditional hide glue to modern synthetics that bond instantly. When you need a higher degree of accuracy, such as when marking out dovetails, the fine line left by a marking knife is best. To keep track of parts in a project, you’ll need some system of marking. I use a triangle and a straight line. You can make up 38 Working Wood [ TI P ] Many glues have a shelf life of 1 year; some less. Look for a manufacture date on the glue you buy; if there isn’t one, write the date you bought the glue on the bottle.

12 in. 3/4-in. lumbercore plywood Glue and screw bracket to backboard. Woodworking Machines and Tools 21 SECTION 3 Working Wood vital aspect of making quality furniture is having an intimate relationship with your material. What material to use, how and where to purchase it, and how it will behave from birth as rough stock to the ripe age of a 100-year-old piece of furniture are important pieces of information that will improve your woodworking, even before you pick up a chisel. And knowing your material will help you work wood safely, probably the most important skill in the craft.

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