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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Early American Country Furniture

comments (52) May 11th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Photo: Courtesy of The Countryman Press

Early American Country Furniture by Denis Hambucken.
The Countryman Press, 2007.
$24.95; 192pp.

Here’s another book we recently received from the publisher and we're giving you an opportunity to win a copy. Leave a comment here for your chance to win.

Early American Country Furniture provides step-by-step instructions for building 22 woodworking projects from 18th and 19th-century New England. These projects include a candle box, seaman’s chest, chimney cupboard and more. The book is illustrated with more than 300 color drawings and photos of the pieces in historical settings. Also included are sections on period hardware and finishes, and wood selections.

Lucky Mike51 is this week's winner! His comment was chosen at random.

Click here for a chance to win this week's giveaway, Unlocking the Secrets of Design with George Walker.

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Comments (52)

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: I love it that you guys keep giving away books. I would love to own this one.
Posted: 9:59 am on May 12th

cwillis cwillis writes: Would love to have this book!
Posted: 12:17 pm on May 11th

rsgrandinetti rsgrandinetti writes: WOuld love to work on a few of these projects with my husband.
Posted: 1:44 am on May 11th

okiepage okiepage writes: I look forward to using this book in recreating a timeless style. If I don't win it, I'll just buy it.
Posted: 10:11 pm on May 9th

stanton stanton writes: I am looking forward to building projects like the ones in this book.
Posted: 11:26 am on May 8th

Mahoganaholic Mahoganaholic writes: I gotta have it! Sign me up.
Posted: 9:01 am on May 8th

bob_barnett bob_barnett writes: You can never have too many books. Sign me up
Posted: 7:30 am on May 8th

Raym1 Raym1 writes: Just what I need!
Posted: 6:20 am on May 8th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: interesting to make one of these projects.
Posted: 3:14 am on May 8th

sawdustqueen sawdustqueen writes: My sister and I have inherited a beautiful bed set from 1850. The woodworking is beautiful and has lasted for generations. I would love to build beautiful projects that have the kind of craftsmanship that will last far past my lifetime. I am excited for this book. Please put my name in the drawing.
Posted: 11:53 pm on May 7th

Mike51 Mike51 writes: This is the way we decorate. The book would be great.
Posted: 7:08 pm on May 7th

ArcoSU ArcoSU writes: I would love this book, it would go well with my taunton period furniture details book
Posted: 3:14 pm on May 7th

judgewood judgewood writes: Would LOVE the book . . .
Posted: 1:56 pm on May 7th

bcbwc bcbwc writes: Please add my name also.
Posted: 6:52 am on May 7th

oz9ny oz9ny writes: This book will give more inspiration for my miniature woodworking.

Posted: 5:42 pm on May 6th

regisand regisand writes: I have been wanting this book for quite a while now. It would be a great addition to my shop.
Posted: 12:02 am on May 6th

PlaneandSimple PlaneandSimple writes: I'd really like the book!
Posted: 6:53 pm on May 5th

Earthwood Earthwood writes: This book looks lovely, just the cover alone is a treat. please add my name to the list of "hopeful winners" thank you :)
Posted: 11:04 am on May 5th

Posted: 10:17 am on May 5th

AsTheNight AsTheNight writes: My hubby would love this book...and I'd love what he'd make with it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Posted: 10:07 am on May 5th

gwjones gwjones writes: My hat is in the ring. Thanks!
Posted: 3:21 pm on May 4th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: Throw my name in too.
Posted: 3:21 pm on May 4th

Smith5963 Smith5963 writes: throwing my business card in the fishbowl
Posted: 12:39 pm on May 4th

CEDARWERKS CEDARWERKS writes: Early American furniture is what I do down here in Cedar Creek Texas. I would love a copy.Jim
Posted: 12:05 pm on May 4th

Roperj109 Roperj109 writes: Very interested in this book, please add my name to the list.
Posted: 11:48 am on May 4th

rekoch rekoch writes: Yes please add my name to the list.

Posted: 11:39 am on May 4th

rekoch rekoch writes: Yes please add my name to the list.

Posted: 11:39 am on May 4th

rekoch rekoch writes: Yes please add my name to the list.

Posted: 11:39 am on May 4th

rekoch rekoch writes: Yes please add my name to the list.

Posted: 11:39 am on May 4th

rekoch rekoch writes: Yes please add my name to the list.

Posted: 11:39 am on May 4th

FrankinAz FrankinAz writes: Put my name into the hat also. Looks like a fun book.
Posted: 11:19 am on May 4th

bo5ephus bo5ephus writes: new plans cool!
Posted: 10:39 am on May 4th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: me too
Posted: 10:06 am on May 4th

philh philh writes: I'd love this book. The regional variety of traditional furniture is really amazing.

Posted: 9:41 am on May 4th

hdgis1 hdgis1 writes: I think it is important to understand that not all high quality furniture produced in the preceding centuries came from Boston or Philly. Many great works came form rural areas and small cabinet shops. Although 'country' furniture was at one time considered unsophisticated, its popularity has seen a resurgence and any book that contributes to this is a wonderful addition to anyones library!
Posted: 8:43 am on May 4th

BSzydlo BSzydlo writes: Looks like a very interesting book. Thank you for offering a copy.
Posted: 8:42 am on May 4th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: I would love a copy. Thanks..
Posted: 8:37 am on May 4th

frank T frank T writes: Early American country furniture, keyword here is country, which to me implies the home mechanic, farmer, armature woodworker making furniture for his family, like most of the woodworkers today.
Posted: 8:30 am on May 4th

Chrislac Chrislac writes: Would love to add this to my library of woodworking books.
Posted: 7:50 am on May 4th

hatchet24 hatchet24 writes: Sounds like a fantastic book!
Posted: 6:44 am on May 4th

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: This looks to be a wonderful book on an overlooked area of furniture history.

Cheers --- Larry
Posted: 6:03 am on May 4th

pezeshki pezeshki writes: Always use a period furniture book -- love those gate hinges!

Posted: 1:11 am on May 4th

Nunzino Nunzino writes: would love to try a project from that book, sounds great. Pick me pick me.
Posted: 12:06 am on May 4th

Headache Headache writes: Another book of project ideas is always useful and inspiring. Put my name in the hat please.
Posted: 10:48 pm on May 3rd

Chuck_Griffith Chuck_Griffith writes: Yes, I would love a copy. Right up my alley.
Posted: 9:19 pm on May 3rd

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Vey cool cover. I want it, please
Posted: 8:46 pm on May 3rd

tazzer tazzer writes: Another book is always good!
Posted: 6:59 pm on May 3rd

gmoney gmoney writes: I'll take a shot at this one as well. Thanks FWW!
Posted: 5:19 pm on May 3rd

dfr dfr writes: G'day,

Given that my daughter has a 100 year old house and is
furnishing it in early American, the book would be a
valuable addition to our collection.

Posted: 4:54 pm on May 3rd

x041340 x041340 writes: Early American furniture is a pleasure to build. Adding this book to my collection of woodworking books would help me continue to build furniture for others.
Posted: 3:38 pm on May 3rd

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: All right another book giveaway I love woodworking books. Im a self taught woodworker. Books and magazines has been my number one way of learning new things. Thanks for another chance to further my knowledge.
Posted: 12:20 pm on May 3rd

baudi baudi writes: Count me in!
Posted: 12:16 pm on May 3rd

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