|Review by travisowenfurniture||posted 01-28-2011 03:41 AM||1865 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
- . Encyclopedia of Furniture Making by Ernest Joyce and Alan Peters
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After I built myself a table with no woodworking knowledge of any kind, I was fiendish to know more. I bought this book, and the course of my life changed. This book starts with the basics of how trees grow, progresses to glue types, methods of work, joinery, and all sorts of other details. Though dry at times, all the information is there. Since it was published in 1970, some of the info about woodworking machinery is out of date. The benefit of this is there is a huge attention on hand work and hand methods. Within chapters there are pages dedicated to types of tenons, dovetails, doweling, types of veneering, and even restoration work. And with all the detailed descriptions, there are accompanying drawings showing what it means. unfortunately, the pictures aren’t always on the page that tells about it, so there is a lot of flipping back and forth from page to page since there may be 5 descriptions with five accompanying pictures in a single paragraph.
I have read this book cover to cover twice and still look to it when I have a technical problem to solve or if I want to read something again. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves woodworking and wants to make things that will last generations. My horizons were widened by this book, and yours will be too.
Check it out!