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Gary Roberts

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1631 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plans furniture books

Actually stepping out of lurk mode for a bit here. Admittedly I do more lurking than posting or answering. Once the new kitten in the house settles down, I’ll get some images of projects posted. Mostly antique restoration stuff along with the occasional tool restore. Or new/old tool buy.

But for now, I’m interested to know what style/year/period plans are people interested in? What I mean is, do you have a preference for:

Arts & Crafts/Mission
Southwest
Shaker
Art Deco
Arte Nouveau
Bauhaus
Victorian
Eastlake
Classical
Country
or??

Also, are you interested in:

furniture
garden stuff
house
boats
or?

I can’t think of other styles at the moment but there are tons. Why am I asking? Well, I have a leaning towards Arts & Crafts style and Shaker, so most of my books on plans are of this sort. But I realize that not everyone in the world shares my interests! I’m assembling a list of books of plans to reprint. As always, I try to poll people to see to where their interests point. Plus, this can give me a reason to buy more books…

Thanks
Gary

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com


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lew

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#1 posted 1631 days ago

Shaker

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john

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#2 posted 1631 days ago

I like to create my own style . Not interested in anyone else,s :)
If i did have to pick a style it would be Victorian .

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quartrsawn

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#3 posted 1631 days ago

Arts and Crafts/Craftsman

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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Gary Roberts

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#4 posted 1631 days ago

John… true, in so many cases we create our own, either from our hearts or drawn from existing styles. Or just wing it and see what happens!

Gary

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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Rabbet

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#5 posted 1631 days ago

Federal.
-Rabbet

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#6 posted 1631 days ago

Greetings Gary: I build a few different styles of furniture, but my favorite is Shaker style. I really build what the wood tells me, and just see how it turns out. My favorite though is still Shaker because it is simple in design and functional. The Shaker motto was.. form follows function, and that’s what it does. One you didn’t list that I enjoy more than building furniture is building “shop furniture”, i.e. cabinets, workbenches, work tables, oufeed tables… any shop stuff. I think shop furniture should not only be functional, but also look nice and when built right, will stand the test of time and last forever…....... take a look at my shop pixs, and you’ll see what I mean.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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308Gap

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#7 posted 1631 days ago

I think shaker with southwest materials. Is rustic a style?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1631 days ago

Probably Arts & Crafts

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Gary Roberts

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#9 posted 1631 days ago

Rustic is a distinct style. In the latter part of the 19th C, Rustic furniture was popular, made of natural wood twigs and branches, boards with waney edges and all that great Adirondack stuff.

Shaker remains one of my favorites too. Periodic trips to Hancock Shaker Village feeds the need. The only downside is finding plans or pictures of the furniture or architecture that predates copyright. But I keep on looking.

Arts & Crafts – one of my all time favorite publishers was The Manual Arts Press. Right at the turn of the 19th-20th C, they published many wonderful books of measured drawings of Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau furniture, all for the manual arts educational movement.

Southwest is something I have been looking for but is a tough one to find. I think it was not ‘high style’ enough for the book publishers. But, I’ll ask Stephen Shepherd if he knows of good titles. If anyone does, he would.

My thanks for the feedback. It provides a valuable focus on what people like or dislike (by process of elimination).

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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hObOmOnk

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#10 posted 1631 days ago

Japanese, Tokugawa and Meiji Periods

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shopdog

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#11 posted 1631 days ago

I like Greene & Greene style arts & crafts, but I am mostly a deck builder/wood craft maker, so I don’t get to much of that.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 1631 days ago

Gary, it sounds like you and I enjoy making similar styles of furniture/cabinetry: A&C and Shaker.

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