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Encyclopedia of Furniture Making by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters, Patrick Spielman (Contributor), Joyce Ernest Encyclopedia of Furniture Making
by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters, Patrick Spielman (Contributor), Joyce Ernest

Paperback: 519 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.47 x 9.27 x 7.28
Publisher: Sterling Publications; 0 edition (1987)
ISBN: 0806971428

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Book Description: It's been the number one book on the subject for most of the 20th century, the encyclopedia that brings together the latest information on all the tools, techniques, and processes involved in crafting furniture--all illustrated with plenty of photographs, drawings, and diagrams. Among the hundreds of subjects covered are hand and portable electric tools; drawing equipment; wood growth; and wood grains, textures, durability, defects, and diseases. Almost every type of jointing operation is here, along with guidelines for fashioning plinths, cornices, legs, underframings, drawers and more. Construct chest, cabinets, sideboards, beds, wardrobes, and chairs. Find out all there is to know about veneers, adhesives, abrasives, plastics, and laminates; do marquetry and laminating; and put in metal fittings, brasswork, and hinges. With full coverage of state-of-the-art technology, as well as the tried-and-true traditional methods, every woodworker will want to keep this combination of reference and "how to" right beside the workbench to use again and again. 519 pages, 260 b/w illus., 7 1/4 x 9 1/4. REVISED & EXPANDED 260 b/w illus.,

Customer Reviews
Very good book, April 4, 2002
Reviewer: norliwati mohd yusof from Selangor, Malaysia
Very usefull book and easy to understand

Great reference book., March 22, 2002
Reviewer: danvanderhoek from Pittsburg, California United States
If you're new to woodworking, and you want the 10,000 foot view on woodworking then this is the book for you. I'd say that 75% of what the book contains is useful, 25% fluff and pictures. It could go into greater detail... but I think that each specific section in the book is likely worthy of it's own book. Let's be realistic... howe can an author tell you everything you need to know about finishing in one chapter? Or all the subtlties of joinery in 2 chapters?

Overall, a decent book and makes a handy addition to my library.

Excellent at what it supposed to be, October 15, 2001
Reviewer: juliusthegreek from Long Beach, CA United States
While not the only book you'll ever have to buy, this is a book every woodworker should own. It is an excellent reference, packed with useful suggestions, recommendations and advice.

The book does have its flaws. I agree with a previous reviewer who found the diagrams and their refference numbers confusing. Also, this book does appear to be written for readers in the UK and seemed a little out of date, or incomplete, from a US perspective. At times the tool descriptions didn't seem complete. I was a little troubled by the fact that the only combo square mentioned was the Stanley (No refference to Starrett, or others. Maybe it's a UK thing). None of these issues I had with the book would prevent me from recommending this book to a friend. The wealth of information contained in its pages more than makes up for any of its shortcomings.

a fine reference, August 16, 2001
Reviewer: Kelly Zucker from Boston
This is a fine and curiously underrated reference that I have found useful in my own pursuits. The authors write with lucidity and command. Not all the entries are uniformly excellent, but that does not detract from the whole.

Great furniture reference book, July 11, 1999
Reviewer: from Renton, Washington
The best attributes about this book are the diagrams/pictures of furniture making techniques. With +/- 514 pages of reference information, you certinally get your $ worth. Each page is packed with diagrams,how to information, and explanations. The entire book is packed with just about every aspect of furniture making. However, while covering such a broad spectrum, it is unavoidable that this book will gloss over subject matter. This is a great furniture reference book.

cornerstone of my woodworking library, February 15, 1999
Reviewer: Joe Ferri from USA
Whether you're a furniture maker or someone who wants to understand the quality of old world furniture making, you will gain an appreciation for the finer aspects of craftsmanship and construction and you will never look at another piece of furniture the same way again. No other book has left such a lasting impression on me.

An attempt at everything, August 14, 1998
Reviewer: benjaf from Parma (Cleveland area) Ohio
This book attempts to detail every aspect of furniture making from plastic to metal to its main focus of wood. This is a English book so there are some unfamiliar terms but there are American equilivents. This book has the reader flipping back and forth to different pages looking at referenced pictures every other sentence and some reference numbers are annoyingly mixed up every so often. In my opnion, the author seems to gloss over some more advanced details in his very concise (miss on word and you miss the point) wording. Perhaps it was over my head after just one reading or perhaps I expected to much detail and he did not deliever as much as a book just on a niche subject would. This book needs to be read at least twice. A must have refference work - if you need some quick info on an obscure subject or problem, this book will usually deliver to all skill levels.

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