Period Furniture Projects: Plans and Full Instructions for 20 Distinctive Pieces by V.J. Taylor
From a Victorian toilet mirror to a Queen Anne bureau, this book presents 20 complete designs for replicas of vernacular pieces from the best schools of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furniture. Numerous detailed drawings reveal the secrets of each piece's manufacture, while the accompanying text takes readers step by step through each stage of construction, offering - where applicable - a choice of traditional or modern techniques. Appendices provide the novice woodworker with access to the commonly-used techniques, and each project is graded according to difficulty.