Contents

7 Introduction

8 Measuring Antiques

Educated guesses fill in the gaps

12 Building a Chest of Drawers

Joinery and design considerations

17 Holding the Notes

Building an adjustable music stand

22 Leg-and-Apron Table

Add a removable leaf when company comes

26 Shaker-Style End Table

Shaping a pedestal without a lathe

30 Making a Hepplewhite Card Table

Recapturing an essential delicacy

34 Brandy Stand

A lightweight table with a marquetry top

37 A 17th-century Chest

Scooping curves with a scrub plane

40 Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers

Delicate inlay fans life into a traditional piece

44 Spice Boxes

Hidden compartments for special seasonings

48 Campaign Chest

Locking drawers and a drop-front secretaire

52 Building a Roll-Top Desk

Interlocking slats form an all-wood tambour

58 Post-Office Desk

Simple construction in the Southern tradition

61 Kentucky Quilt Cabinet

A cabinetmaker tackles two-board construction

64 Constructing a Walnut Chest

A "keep-all" scaled down to fit any room

70 Shaker Casework

Simplifying the glories of Sheraton and Chippendale

77 Provincial Corner Cupboard

No-frills country joinery

80 Kentucky Cupboard

Retaining the essence of the country style

84 The PencU-Post Bed

Jigs for machining tapered octagons

90 Building a Bent-Back Rocker

Soft rock from hardwoods

96 Building a Sengebenk

A Norwegian bench with built-in storage

102 Making the Chippendale Chair

The way to a chair is to mind your flats and squares

110 The New England Windsor Chair

A tradition captures the imagination of contemporary makers

117 Making Period Doors

Through tenons and scribed cope joints

122 Building Fireplace Mantels

Antebellum designs provide inspiration

126 Index

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.

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  • diana
    How to make a jig for making hepplewhite legs?
    8 years ago

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