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In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected the designer designs, the cabinetmaker builds, and the installer installs As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers This new book enables individuals to complete each step of the process necessary to create a magnificent 18th century paneled room, relying upon a hands on, experiential approach Here, both novices and experienced professionals find valuable design insight, as well as solid, practical methods of cabinet construction From the basics of design to the finishing touches, readers are taken through the complete building process as beneficiaries of the author s years of fine cabinetmaking experience 260 color photographs and 20 drawings show steps in the choice and purchase of materials, and the process of building cabinetry and paneling, passage doors, and moldings This book is a valuable resource for amateur and professional cabinetmakers alike Only rarely does so talented a craftsman share his secrets and wisdom so clearly....

Title : Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room
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ISBN : 0764314238
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Ltd First Edition US First Printing edition November 1, 2001
Number of Pages : 160 pages
File Size : 664 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room Reviews

  • RGMac
    2018-11-14 20:47

    ...using 20th century technology. I suppose that was to be expected. Knudsen and crew are top drawer professional joiners, and build room interiors suitable for any luxury home. This book provides a nice overview of the room design process - room footprint, making measured drawings, planning - letting you know basically how and where to start. A good selection of moldings are shown, including the build up process, from which you could choose. There is detailed instruction on how to build an interior door and a raised panel cabinet door (which also teaches you the raised panel process for building raised panel walls), as well as some rudiments on installation. But if you don't wish to invest in router tables, shapers, etc., and are interested in 18th century planing techniques, then this wil be nothing more than an idea book. If you want to set up modern machinery to build approximations of what a very formal 18th century interior would look like, then this is your book.

  • Adam B
    2018-12-02 21:03

    Excellent book with a couple of great examples. Perfect for the intermediate woodworker who knows their way around a shop, this just some of the "hows" you need for this kind of a project. It helped me immensely.