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Forum topic by Jeison posted 01-14-2010 08:44 AM 1217 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2010 08:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: book furniture style question resource

Hey all, I’m looking for a book or two or ten thats good for understanding the differences/designs in different styles, like Mission, Shaker, Craftsman, etc. Like when people talk about Craftsman-style furniture, what exactly MAKES it Craftsman style, and so on.

‘ppreciate any recommendations, thanks gang!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 11:39 AM

I know this is going to sound stupid but I always use the public library for books when I need to look up things or the net, Try those two good luck.

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 03:03 PM

I popped in here to ask the very same question…lol

I went by BAM attempting to find something that would explain what the different styles where, some history about it (im a history freak…lol), and techniques in the designs. The library is a good idea, but I personaly want some books for keeps. Something I can go back to anytime I need a reference.

Besides… How cool would it look to have a hand crafted book case full of woodworking book. Or am I just weird… OK… No one answer that…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 03:57 PM

Doesn’t include any ‘style’ from the last century, but it’s free:

Style in Furniture

Illustrated History of Furniture

How to Know Period Styles in Furniture

The Practical Book of Period Furniture

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 01:47 PM

Thanks for sharing CaseMan.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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