One of the most widely acclaimed American furniture makers reveals his own unique designs, techniques, and philosophy for building beautiful, long-lasting, finely crafted pieces. More than 400 measured shop drawings (each to scale with designers' notations and dimensions) and photographs introduce each furniture type, a magnificent colour section provides guidelines for constructing a wide array of chairs, tables, desks, stools, dressers, cupboards, chests, cabinets, and beds, each one influenced by Shaker, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton styles is rooted in the rich heritage of fine cabinet making that shuns ornamentation and emphasises the natural beauty of American hardwoods.
A soft back edition in very good condition. Although the cover has slight bumps to corners and edges, also there are indentations on the front and back covers where the book has been used to rest on while writing, the interior is clean and tight. All text is clear on clean pages, there are numerous photographs, many in colour, and the crisp b/w line diagrams/ plans possess their own elegance.