Beds: Nine Outstanding Projects by One of America's Best Paperback – Oct 1 1999
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From Library Journal
These are the first two volumes of a "Step-by-Step" furniture project series intended to number "more than ten." Each finely constructed volume is an in-depth exploration by a woodworking expert of the title project. Miller's Beds delineates nine projects; Barrett's Bookcases, 11. Both authors explain the basics of woodworking, safety issues, materials lists, cut lists, and measured drawings. And both emphasize process as much as result; the authors each weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the use of certain joints and joinery techniques, for example, and they explain a variety of different designs. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, charts, and the like. The depth of this series makes it more useful than the recent "HomeTime" series. Highly recommended.AAlexander Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., PA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Niall Barrett, a professional woodworker for over twenty-five years, is the author of "Bookcases," "Classic Kitchen Projects," and "Building the Custom Home Office."
Paul Anthony, author of "Home Storage Projects" and "Smart Workshop Solutions" is a freelance author and writer.
Jeff Miller, who operates a professional woodworking studio in Chicago, IL, is the author of "Designing and Building Chairs," "Beds," and "Children's Furniture Projects"
Top Customer Reviews
I built the Pencil Post Bed out of this book and will be working on another of the bed projects soon. I like the paperback style easy to read and comfortable to work with. The is a good mix of projects in these books some high end and some fairly basic, good detail on techniques and alternative constructive methods. Pictures are for the most part good. Only drawback in some places I'd like to see a bit more explanation in some places.
The projects range in style, and they are all pleasing.
Many of the projects are also accompanied by detailed drawings and instructions for making jigs to help the user with difficult cutting, routing and shaping - a detail often overlooked by other books like this.
Jeff's designs represent well thought out variations on several classic bed designs and place an emphasis on clean lines and proportions, solid construction and attention to detail.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in buiilding their own bed, or to simply learn about what goes into the design and construction of fine handcrafted furniture.
A good book for the beginner to the experienced woodworker. Excellent color pictures and instructions for each type of bed.
I recommend it highly to anyone who is going to think about building or commissioning a bed project.
Thanks Jeff if you read this!
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