Making Antique Furniture Reproductions
Instructions and Measured Drawings for 40 Classic Projects
by Franklin H. Gottshall

225 x 305mm

Published by Dover Publications, Mineola NY, USA
Originally published 1971, Crown Publishers


ISBN 0-486-7976-6

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Extract from back cover of book:

With this profusely illustrated guide, even beginning woodworkers can build precise reproductions of the most sought-after antique furniture heirloom pieces by Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Duncan Phyfe, Chippendale and other celebrated craftsmen. It's possible by following the simple, step-by-step procedures outlined in this expert manual.

You'll learn how to construct such magnificent antiques as a Chippendale flat-topped partner's desk, a Queen Anne handkerchief table, a Sheraton drop-leaf dining table, Hepplewhite four-poster bed, grandfather clock, Queen Anne spice cabinet and many more. Every step is clearly explained and illustrated, with remarkably detailed and precise construction drawings, accompanied by exact measurements. You'll even find superb photographs of the finished pieces.

The book begins with an expert introduction to the fundamentals of cabinetmaking and woodworking: how to cut, square and plane lumber; the use and care of hand tools; and then clear explanations of such processes as joinery, drawer construction, dovetailing, wood- turning methods, gluing, ball-and-claw foot carving and other wood-carving details as well as how to choose the correct stock. Also included is a wealth of time-tested advice on selecting hardware, finishing and other aspects of the craft.

No matter what your level of woodworking expertise novice to expert the exceptionally precise and well thought-out instructions and diagrams in this book will enable you to craft beautiful and authentic antique furniture you'll be proud to use and display for years to come.

Photos: Black & White



Some Useful Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking
Furniture Finishing

Nested Tables: Set of Four
Nested Tables: Set of Two
Queen Anne Tea Table
Queen Anne Pembroke Table
Queen Anne Handkerchief Table
Queen Anne Lomboy
Small Sheraton Table
Sheraton Bench
Kneading Trough

Snake-Foot Tilt-Top Table
Duncan Phyfe Library Table
Duncan Phyfe Dining Table
Sheraton Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Sheraton Coffee Table
Sheraton Dressing Table and Mirror
Hepplewhite Four-Poster Bed
Sheraton Four-Poster Bed
Grandfather Clock
Queen Anne Chest-on-Frame
Chippendale Partner's Desk
Early American Dresser
Dutch Cupboard
Blockfront Chest-on-Chest
Carved Shell-Top Corner Cupboard
Queen Anne Corner Cupboard
Silver Chest
Spice Cabinet
Bachelor's Chest
Salem Chest of Drawers
Chippendale Fretwork Mirror Frame
Hepplemhite Upholstered Armchair
Windsor Side Chair
Queen Anne Side Chair
Chippendale Ladder-Back Side Chair
Chippendale Ladder-Back Armchair
Chippendale Pierced Splat-Back Chair
Chippendale Upholstered Wing Chair