|Review by Paul Maurer||posted 03-22-2014 03:40 PM||2417 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works
By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel Publishing ISBN: 978-1-56523-369-0
“This book is divided into 4 sections: Fundamentals, Joints, Subassemblies and Furniture. Each section clearly explains and illustrates the section topic well with easily understood terms or readily supplied definitions for new terms. The illustrations and text really do an excellent job of communicating how a particular joint or aspect of furniture work. I’m not sure if I spent more time reading the words or studying the pictures, both are really useful.” Mark Shymanski.
“This is the Grey’s Anatomy of woodworking.” Woodworking Magazine.
“This book is great for help in designing a project. It is always the first reference I reach for before beginning a new project.” 747DRVR
These quotes are my sentiments exactly and I would like to add- Ergonomic and aesthetic consideration. The How to design and construct furniture that works, part if the title. You have probably heard a customer order “just like this one, but to fit here.” Just changing the scale rarely works. All those easily overlooked considerations such as desk top height for writing or typing. Leg, thigh and knee room. The reach to a shelf when seated, or the angle and line of sight from keyboard to monitor. Not to mention the chair specification to accompany a custom desk.
Also this book is almost 400 pages, 1300 drawings, 150 joints and subassemblies and more than 100 detailed drawings of different pieces of furniture.
-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work