How to Build Modern Furniture Vol.2: Designs and Assembly

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How to Build Modern Furniture Vol.2: Designs and Assembly

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Originally published in 1952, How to Build Modern Furniture Volume 2 by Mario Dal Fabbro (a famous furniture designer and craftsman) shows all of the essential tools and design information that the amateur craftsman will need to build beautiful modern furniture, including the designs and assembly of over 55 pieces of furniture with clear construction details.

Section I of the book describes the simple tools which you will find in any home, the more elaborate tools which may be added to the collection, workbenches for beginners and advanced craftsmen, and two different workshop arrangements.

Section II explains the correct use of the equipment described in Section I as well as the use of woodworking machinery.

Section III illustrates the basic measurements of certain furniture pieces such as the heights of chairs and tables, the depths of chests, and the lengths of sofas, bookshelves and wardrobes.

Section IV deals with specific furniture pieces you can build. You will note that most pieces can be used in several different rooms. Some chairs may be ideal for a living room but could also be used in a study or bedroom. The chests could also be used in a number of rooms.

There are over 55 different furniture pieces shown in this volume. Each piece has been designed so that it will be easy to build and yet strong in use. It would be advisable to pick the pieces you build in accordance with your experience and ability. Leave those more complicated pieces until later -- there's no use rushing it.

From time to time you may find it helpful to refer to How to Build Modern Furniture Vol.1: Practical Construction Methods for different methods of joining, for upholstery procedures, and for instructions in the use of veneers, plywoods, glass, plastics, and metals and the application of hardware. The first volume also includes 9 more furniture designs for the amateur builder.

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:

  • Tools and Equipment
    • Four Steps in Woodworking: Cutting, Planing, Drilling Holes, and Assembly
    • Measuring Devices
    • Saws
    • Hammer, Nails, and Pliers
    • Screw Driver and Screws
    • Chisels
    • Files
    • Planes
    • Bit and Brace
    • Clamps
    • Oilstone
    • Gauges
    • Marking Devices
    • Tools for the Advanced Hobbyist: Saws, Chisels, Planes, Drill and Bits, Clamps, Vise, Grindstone
    • Workbench
    • Professional Workbench
    • Tool Storage
    • Workshop
  • Methods of Woodworking
    • Wood Working
    • Wood Finishes: Stain, Natural Finish, Paint
    • Simplified Construction Drawings for the Hobbyist
    • Professional Construction Drawings
    • Marking the Material for Cutting
    • Sawing
    • Planing
    • Planing of Edges
    • Checking Accuracy of Planed Boards
    • Use of the Chisel
    • Use of The Brace and Bit, Drill, and Gimlet
    • Files
    • Gluing Wood
    • Use of Nails and Screws
    • Sandpapering
    • Tool Sharpening
    • Machines for Woodworking: Circular Saw, Band Saw, Jig Saw, Jointer-Planer, Thickness Planer, Shaper, Drill Press, Lathe, Belt Sander, Portable Disc Sander and Portable Belt Sander, Portable Electric Drill, Grinder
  • Standard Furniture Measurements
    • Stool and Bench
    • High Stools
    • Chairs
    • Low Arm Chair and Armless Chair
    • High Arm Chair and Lounge Chair
    • Arm Chair, Love Seat, and Sofa
    • Tables
    • Bench
    • Dining Tables
    • Desk
    • Bookcase
    • Kitchen Furniture
    • Cabinets
    • Chests
    • Beds
    • Convertible Beds
    • Wardrobes
  • Furniture You Can Build
    • Arm Chairs
    • Armless Chairs
    • Armless Love Seat
    • Armless Sofa
    • Benches
    • Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
    • Bookcase with Desk
    • Cabinet
    • Chairs
    • Chests
    • Coffee Table
    • Desks
    • Dining Table
    • Double Beds
    • Drop-Front Cabinet
    • Exposed Wardrobe
    • Extension Dining Table
    • Flower Stand
    • Hanging Bookcase
    • Love Seat
    • Magazine Racks
    • Magazine Storage Rack
    • Magazine Table
    • Modular Bookcase
    • Night Tables
    • Round Table
    • Service Bar
    • Shoe Cabinet or Serving Cabinet
    • Side Table
    • Single Beds
    • Sofa-Bed
    • Sofas
    • Stools
    • Telephone Cabinet
    • Television Table
    • Vanities
    • Wall Table
    • Wardrobes
    • Work Table
Format:PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages:152
Page Size:A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size:58.4 MB
Product CodeHOWG6FFL11

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