Authentic Arts & Crafts style. Furniture maker Gregory Paolini demonstrates the essential steps for constructing an Arts and Crafts-inspired book rack in this Fine Woodworking workshop instant download, that includes a Bonus SketchUp Plan.
Designed to hold DVDs, CDs, and, of course, your favorite books. This practical piece replicates the look and feel of the progressive furniture designs of the early 20th century that placed new-found emphasis on simple lines, honesty in construction, and truth to materials.
Learn traditional techniques and innovative ideas, too. Based on Gustav Stickley’s no. 74 design, this book rack features through-tenons, book-matched end panels, and V-shaped shelves. To achieve a striking grain match, Gregory uses a traditional book-matching technique with a twist. Instead of using hard-to-find 2-inch oak lumber, he opts for a lamination method that’s equally effective – a technique you can easily apply to other projects.
A classic piece that celebrates the beauty of unadorned wood. True to its heritage, this book rack features exposed joinery to emphasize the structural quality of the design and an easy-to-apply ammonia-fumed finish that beauty of the wood’s figure. Build this handsome piece to enjoy now and add skills to your repertoire that you can use again and again.
Skill Level: Intermediate
About the Author Gregory Paolini began woodworking in high school and found that he had an affinity for the Arts and Crafts style. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., he and his wife moved in 2006 to a small town near Asheville, N.C., which is now becoming a vibrant center for woodworkers and their craft, Gregory’s home is not far from the Cold Mountain of best-seller and movie fame.
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SKU FWW61067136 Table Of Contents Introduction: Gregory Paolini offers an overview of what’s involved in the construction of his Stickley-inspired book rack.
Episode 1: Book-matched End Panels
For a striking grain match, Paolini uses a traditional book-matching technique, with a twist. Instead of using hard-to-find 2-in.-thick oak lumber, Paolini uses a lamination method that’s just as effective.
Episode 2: Router Templates
Learn how to craft a router template that will yield consistent, accurate through-mortises for your book rack project.
Episode 3: Routing Through-Mortises
Put your router template to use as you cut the 10 through-mortises, D-shaped handholds, and arches on your book rack’s end panels.
Episode 4: Tablesawn Tenons
Learn how to cut and fit tight-fitting tenons by combining your tablesaw with a bit of handplane work.
Episode 5: Dry-Fit and Glue-Up
Learn how to double check the final fit of all the book rack components during your dry-fit and then move on to the final glue-up.
Episode 6: Arts and Crafts Ammonia Finish
Learn how to safely finish white oak using a traditional ammonia fuming technique that yields even color, pops the wood’s figure, and harkens back to Gustav Stickley’s original designs.
Intro No Extra Author Gregory Paolini ISBN 978-1-62710-040-3 Video No Video Download No Minutes 43 Minutes Publication Year 2013 Other Formats 061126|065155|011230 Cover Video Download Format Video Download
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