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TomFran

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06-22-2007 10:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mission plans

Hello friends,

I have been inspired here by some of you who have displayed your projects in the mission style. This style has always appealed to me, but now I am really getting the bug to make a project using this style.

I was wondering if anybody could point me in the direction of where I might get some decent plans to make some of this type of furniture. Maybe someday I’ll design my own, but right now I need some help getting started. Thanks in advance!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28


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oscorner

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#1 posted 06-22-2007 11:25 PM

http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/resources/index.php?cat=196; for free plans. There are numerous sites if you are willing to pay. ShopNotes, Wood, Workbench, and other mags would be another place. Try your local library for mags and books on Mission style furniture, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 06-22-2007 11:35 PM

PlansNow, has some ideas for you, or plans if you want to purchase. They are always excellent plans and are immediately down loadable…if you don’t mind paying. They come from Shopnotes and Woodsmith mag I think.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-22-2007 11:35 PM

Mark DeCou and Todd Clippinger both do beautiful work and might have some plan sources for you. I’ve just taken measurements and winged it with my chair.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#4 posted 06-22-2007 11:40 PM

Woodcraft has coffee table, bed, nightstand plans for sale in their store, if I remember correctly. Probably also on the web. There is one that is a stacking table. Where three tables take the space of one. Kind of a Mission TV Tray application.

There are lots of books on the making of Mission Furniture.

Look online but before you buy do a search for the same book at www.adall.com

They are a search engine for used books. You might find them there cheaper and with the same quality.

I purchase most of my books there. I go to Border Boks or Booksellers. Find the books and titles that I’d like to purchase and then buy them as used books and save 50% or more.

I just went to adall.com and did a search for mission furniture in titles. Then it ask on some of the title for additional books like these and you then get a list of Arts and Crafts books, country, federal furniture etc. Lots of books 20 some pages worth.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 06-23-2007 01:46 AM

Sorry that was www.addall.com 2 (D’s) not one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 06-23-2007 01:51 AM

Thanks to all of you for the help. I just knew that there would be folks here who could give me some good leads!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 06-23-2007 02:02 AM

I have almost every book on the topic.

The Gustav Stickley book is great plus buy all of the books by Robert Lange at http://www.craftsmanplans.com

This is just technical drawings and not a how too. I also recommend getting the Arts and Crafts furniture book by Kevin Rodel. Great history and overview of the style. Going to see antiques is a great step as well.

You pretty much have to build out of quartersawn white oak or mahogony if you want it to look right.

Popular Woodworking has a good book as well. Robert Lange is one of their editors so they tend to have very authentic looking projects.

Let me know if you need anything else with regards to this topic.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#8 posted 06-23-2007 02:09 AM

John, Wow! Thanks for the great info! I guess I’ll begin the journey to explore mission style furniture.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 06-23-2007 02:15 AM

Here is a link to a free-PDF download of a scanned book. The book is vintage 1914 or so and is full of measured Arts and Crafts furniture drawings.

Furniture Making, Advanced Projects in Woodwork By Ira Samuel Griffith

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 06-23-2007 02:25 AM

Wayne, Thanks much. I just love that word “free.” You guys are GREAT!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 06-23-2007 04:47 AM

I forgot about Giz…sorry Giz….and to anyone else my feeble brain let go of.

Wayne…what a great find in that book. Any other gems like that in your tool box?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#12 posted 06-23-2007 06:58 AM

I’ve got a group of the electronic books. You can search google books with the “full view book” option on. I posted some of the links and other info in my blog. I’m planning to put together a posting on old hand tool techniques here before long with links to hand tool related eBooks. I’m still doing the research for this.

http://books.google.com/books?lr=&q=woodworking&start=0&as_brr=1

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 06-23-2007 06:03 PM

WayneC, thanks for the book link.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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TomFran

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#14 posted 06-23-2007 06:17 PM

Wayne, Thanks again for the help. That’s half the battle – just having somebody point you to where the resources are available. I never even knew about these “Google Books.” The internet is so great! – like having a massive library right there in your house. And then, you can print out relevant articles and so forth.

Thanks!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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