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Forum topic by bluchz posted 03-28-2009 05:41 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2009 05:41 PM

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Does anyone know of any resources for Mission, or missionary as my brother says after a few beers, style furniture. i am looking to make some pieces for him and need some books with plans or free web resources.

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#1 posted 03-28-2009 06:45 PM

Second Bob Lang. is the best source of his books.

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 07:05 PM

Check out the offerings from Lee Valley.
They have several books and many plans available.
They also have a good selection of Mission style hardware.

Mission Furniture - How To Make It

Catalog of Mission Furniture 1913

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 06:19 AM

There is a book: In the Arts & Craft style, by Barbara Mayer
web site: and
good luck


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#4 posted 05-05-2009 07:39 AM

Check out Rex Alexander, Kevin Rodel, Robert Lang, New Yankee Workshop, etc. I built the tabouret tables from Popular Mechanics, but most of the plans are rather rustic looking for my taste. I’ve bought a boat-load of plans from because they had a bulk discount and a lot of their stuff is en suite. You have to be careful with their plans, as they do some things out of order in my book (e.g. when I was making my gentleman's chest, they said to build a cabinet door using rails and stiles, then several steps later, build side panels using the same setup, requiring you to do things twice). and anything from Taunton Press/Fine Woodworking is worth a look see.

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