How to Build Modern Furniture Vol.1: Practical Construction Methods

How to Build Modern Furniture Vol.1: Practical Construction Methods
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Original published in 1951, How to Build Modern Furniture Volume 1 by Mario Dal Fabbro (a famous furniture designer and craftsman) gives a step-by-step coverage of all phases of furniture construction. Many methods of joining planks, rails and frames have been explained. In other sections veneers, plywoods, curves and doors are described. Hardware is the subject of another part. Methods of joining wood to other materials such as glass, metal and plastics are shown. Upholstering procedures are illustratively described in a way that the amateur will be able to follow.

The last 15 pages of the text have been devoted to drawings of furniture pieces which may be built by the home craftsman. This section is essentially a prelude to How to Build Modern Furniture Volume 2: Designs and Assembly.

The complete 2-volume set of How to Build Modern Furniture is planned for the use of people in different branches of the furniture field, such as architects, draftsmen, interior decorators, cabinet makers, amateurs, hobbyists, and college students.

Contents Covered:

  • General Notes about Wood
  • Methods of Joining Boards
  • Parallel Butt Joint
  • Butt Joints
  • Angle Rail Joints
  • Middle Rail Joints
  • Rail to Frame Joints
  • Panel to Frame Joints
  • Angle Frame Joints
  • Demountable Joints
  • Middle Frame Joints
  • Back Panel Joints
  • Joining Three Pieces
  • Plywood, Lumber Core Plywood, and Laminated Wood
  • Plywood Hollow Frame
  • Veneer
  • Grain Direction in Curved Pieces
  • Molded Plywood
  • Edge Treatment
  • Fixed Fabric on Board
  • Door Stops
  • Hinges
  • Pivots and Supports
  • Application of Doors to Furniture
  • Drop Doors
  • Folding Doors
  • Sliding Doors
  • Catches and Locks For Doors
  • Pulls
  • Adjustable Shelves
  • Legs
  • Joining Legs to Furniture
  • Drawers
  • Drawer Stops
  • Joining Wood and Glass
  • Joining Metal and Wood
  • Joining Marble and Wood
  • Joining Special Facings to Wood
  • Joining Rubber to Wood
  • Perforated Transite Joined To Wood
  • Common Metal Joints
  • Joining Plate Glass to Metal
  • Joining Metal to Rubber
  • Molded Plastic
  • Upholstery Work
  • Upholstery Materials
  • Seats
  • Backs
  • Chair Angles
  • Contemporary Furniture Easy to Build
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Table
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Armless Chair
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 175
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 67.9 MB
Product Code HOW62FO011
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