Furniture Design For Schools And Shops

iiig lines, should he shown ai fh< name level on the ends and front or the sides and front of any object. See Plates 30 to 34. Very often paneling may he arranged on ends or sides to corrv* spond with front paneling or with dividing lines in front doors or drawers. Tins is generally advisable. See Phite 27.

The question of the arrangement of parts in a piece of furniture is partly one of constructive design and partly one of decorative design > considering these terms as they have been used in this text. The decorative design feature in a piece of furniture, however, is not alone eon fined to such arrangement. The modeling of lines heretofore mentioned is an important factor in this division of the general problem. In this work must be included the forming of feet, the cutting of tops of posts, and the use of protruding parts. See Plates 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18. Then, too, there is an other decorative element 1o consider, viz,: the use of metal fittings, such a« hinges, pulls, and other escutcheons. These should be hand* wrought and in every way in keeping with the general line« of the object on which they are to be placed. See Plates 22, 24, 28, 29 and Plates to The material, too, should be such as will tend to enrich and enoblc the design as a whole.

10, Another very important element in the enrichment of a piece of furniture is the finish which it is given. Upon the subject of wood-tinishing much may be said which space here will not permit, Tt is a subject in itself which will continue to be a large one and always a new one. The reader is referred to "Problems in Furniture Making'' by the author for some definite information upon wood-finishing and for valuable references to this subject in other books.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment