An expanded version of Furniture by Design (1997), this book examines how to create furniture that is not only functional and structurally sound, but also pleasing to the eye.
Demystifying fundamental design principles, the first section identifies simple ways to incorporate the dimensions of the human body and Golden Mean proportions into your work. The second section puts those principles into practice through 12 representative projects in a range of styles, including a media cabinet, a parson’s table, a credenza, a bookcase and a Gothic armchair.
Ranging from simple to complex, the detailed project instructions include parts lists, dimensioned drawings, and helpful assembly and finishing tips, but can be readily adapted to suit different tastes or functional requirements.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 239 pages, 2014.