Furniture You Can Build Author:editorial staffs of Sunset Books ...Most of the projects in this book are aimed at helping you build handsome sturdy pieces for considerably less money than you would have to pay at the store...Furniture building can be a creative hobby and a relaxing pastime-and it is also a way to avoid the stamp of mass production...You may, for example, be looking for an inexpensive and han... more »dsome way to display your books. The plans on pages 49 and 50 offer a number of ingenious ideas. Or you may have problems finding pieces that take advantage of the spaces available in you home. The space-saving tables on page 32 and the music centers on page 70 were originally designed to overcome such problems.
Who can build these projects? If you know a hack from a handsaw and a rabbet from a dado, you can probably build any of these pieces.
Some, such as the plywood stools on page 43 and the birch ottoman on page 42, can be built by the veriest beginner. Others, however, will require considerable experience. The man with power tools will be at a considerable advantage, but you can build most of these projects with ordinary hand tools. In short, here is a book designed for the widest variety of tastes and skills.« less