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Shaker Furniture (Built to Last)
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John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer who specializes in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of "Fine Woodworking" magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at Taunton Press. He is the author of several woodworking books, including F"urniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn" and "Kid Crafts: Woodworking." He serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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"This is the first book in a new series titled "Built to Last". The initial book looks at the beauty and simplicity of Shaker furniture with some great ideas and plans. Methods of work are discussed and full construction details are illustrated. Chairs, tables, pie safes and other classic Shaker designs are included in this great book. Traditional oval boxes, a wall clock and a step stool are also illustrated. One project that you will certainly want to build is the traditional Shaker rocking chair and the book shows you how to build it. The book also shows you how to 'rush' the seat. An excellent book for both novice and pro woodworkers alike". - Graham McCulloch, Shortcuts "The book's step-by-step instructions and drawings will help the reader build from the plans or serve as a starting point for a custom design." - Jennifer Hicks, Woodshop News


"This is the first book in a new series titled "Built to Last." The initial book looks at the beauty and simplicity of Shaker furniture with some great ideas and plans. Methods of work are discussed and full construction details are illustrated. Chairs, tables, pie safes and other classic Shaker designs are included in this great book. Traditional oval boxes, a wall clock and a step stool are also illustrated. One project that you will certainly want to build is the traditional Shaker rocking chair and the book shows you how to build it. The book also shows you how to 'rush' the seat. An excellent book for both novice and pro woodworkers alike". - Graham McCulloch, Shortcuts "The book's step-by-step instructions and drawings will help the reader build from the plans or serve as a starting point for a custom design." - Jennifer Hicks, Woodshop News

The instruction level is not basic but fine for the experienced woodworker. - Library Journal

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