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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional American Rooms

comments (48) May 24th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Photo: Courtesy of Fox Chapel Publishing

Traditional American Rooms by Brent Hull and Christine G.H. Franck.
Fox Chapel Publishing
, 2009.
$35.00; 200pp.

Winterthur, the former residence of collector Henry Francis du Pont, is filled with antiques, decorative items, and architectural salvages from 17th-, 18th- and 19th-centrury America. This book, Traditional American Rooms, highlights some of the most historic rooms in the house and shows off their architectural features, craftsmanship and history. The book highlights the architecture of the times and can provide inspiration to recreate these historic elements in today’s homes.

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

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Comments (48)

Chrislac Chrislac writes: Always wanted to go there. This book would be the next best thing. Plus I really want it.
Posted: 12:39 pm on June 2nd

risktaker53 risktaker53 writes: I've loved traditional American rooms since visiting Mount Vernon and Monticello as a child and student...and many more times since as an adult! Choose me for this book giveaway!!
Posted: 12:54 am on May 31st

tommyd100 tommyd100 writes: Yes,I want to enter and win win win...
Posted: 1:36 pm on May 30th

JasonT JasonT writes: I will win this time!
Posted: 10:14 pm on May 29th

poplin poplin writes: This book looks great--I'd love a copy. Thank you!
Posted: 7:49 pm on May 29th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: Count me in.

Posted: 5:05 pm on May 29th

woodworkjay woodworkjay writes: I would really like to receive this book as it would help me with the completion of an older home we're purchasing.
Posted: 12:41 pm on May 29th

brew2ski brew2ski writes: Books of period furniture are nice, books with period furniture in a traditional setting are even better.
Posted: 8:54 pm on May 28th

skandic skandic writes: Please let me win so I can show my wife the ideas that are in my head!
Posted: 6:21 pm on May 28th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: Could come in handy in restoring an old house we're looking to buy.
Posted: 3:00 pm on May 28th

hkb hkb writes: Winterhur is a wonderful place - this will be a great book in anyones library collection.
Posted: 7:32 am on May 28th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: nice Furniture and rooms.
Good for on the coffee table
Posted: 2:32 am on May 28th

bo5ephus bo5ephus writes: sweet
Posted: 12:36 am on May 28th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: The book looks interesting COUNT ME IN thanks.
Posted: 10:06 pm on May 27th

inspired150 inspired150 writes: I started wood working classes two years ago, recently purchased tools to use in my new workshop, practiced ornamental sculpture and would love now to be inspired by south of the border craftmen.
Posted: 9:00 pm on May 27th

WoodLess WoodLess writes: I'm always in when its going to be free.


Posted: 7:04 pm on May 27th

archesj archesj writes: I'm in. Tks!
Posted: 4:44 pm on May 27th

Chuck6890 Chuck6890 writes: I toured the White House two years ago at Christmas. The woodworking there was amazing. Thanks, Chuck
Posted: 4:31 pm on May 27th

MikeO. MikeO. writes: I'd love to add this book to my collection!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 3:41 pm on May 27th

Doonie Doonie writes: I would be pleased to own a copy of this fine book...
Posted: 3:23 pm on May 27th

JohnOSeattle JohnOSeattle writes: On a visit to Washington DC we toured Mt Vernon (George Washington's home) In addition to the fact that the place has tolerated millions of visiters I was impressed with the firniture and interior woodwork. I saw four pieces of furniture that my folks owned (as faithful reproductions) which I now have.

I wouldn't be surprised and would hope to find one or two of these in the book as well as others to build.
Posted: 3:03 pm on May 27th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: One of my favorite inspirational tools is a book featuring the furniture which survived from medieval castles. I love to see the antique/ancient methods and designs used by previous generations/ages, and garner inspiration for new or replica furniture from them. This book would be a very valuable resource to add to my collection.
Posted: 2:59 pm on May 27th

WoodcarverSC WoodcarverSC writes: The Winterthur Museum is very much highlighted in Colonial Williamsburg's 18th Century Woodworking Conferences. It would make an excellent addition to anyone's woodworking reference library - especially mine.....Gerald
Posted: 2:56 pm on May 27th

WoodcarverSC WoodcarverSC writes: The Winterthur Museum is very much highlighted in Colonial Williamsburg's 18th Century Woodworking Conferences. It would make an excellent addition to anyone's woodworking reference library - especially mine.....Gerald
Posted: 2:54 pm on May 27th

WoodcarverSC WoodcarverSC writes: The Winterthur Museum is very much highlighted in Colonial Williamsburg's 18th Century Woodworking Conferences. It would make an excellent addition to anyone's woodworking reference library - especially mine.....Gerald
Posted: 2:53 pm on May 27th

rlkramer1 rlkramer1 writes: I'd like to have this book!
Posted: 1:41 pm on May 27th

pezeshki pezeshki writes: Why not!
Posted: 1:08 pm on May 27th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: Boy I enter every time and get squat... I'll try again.Maybe I need that little guy from the commercials "Lil-bit-o-luck"
Posted: 12:10 pm on May 27th

warrendavis warrendavis writes: pick me
Posted: 10:15 am on May 27th

TobyDean TobyDean writes: One of the first books I bought over 25 years ago when I was getting interested in woodworking was the Dover reprint Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticut written by Fredrick Kelly in the 1920's. It features wonderful line drawings of early American interior woodwork, doors and windows. I would enjoy a more modern treatment of the subject, with better photography. Thanks.
Toby
Posted: 9:12 am on May 27th

baudi baudi writes: Please count me in.
Posted: 9:00 am on May 27th

frank T frank T writes: Traditional is good!
Posted: 8:11 am on May 27th

DTharp DTharp writes: Always interested in design and craftsmanship.
Posted: 7:01 am on May 27th

tomm842 tomm842 writes: Always looking for more to learn...
Posted: 6:27 am on May 27th

wood_pecker wood_pecker writes: I have always had an interest in early American century architecture. I have some drawings and photographs that depict the beautiful woodworking craft. This would be a great addition to my collection of recourses.
Posted: 11:08 pm on May 26th

wood_pecker wood_pecker writes: I have always had an interest in early American century architecture. I have some drawings and photographs that depict the beautiful woodworking craft. This would be a great addition to my collection of recourses.
Posted: 11:07 pm on May 26th

wood_pecker wood_pecker writes: I have always had an interest in early American century architecture. I have some drawings and photographs that depict the beautiful woodworking craft. This would be a great addition to my collection of recourses.
Posted: 11:06 pm on May 26th

Al - Florida Al - Florida writes: Would love to have this book of American craftsmanship and history.

Posted: 10:11 pm on May 26th

artie01 artie01 writes: Winterthur sounds like a great place for inspiration. I'd love a copy. thank you for the chance.
Posted: 6:27 pm on May 26th

JerseyGrl JerseyGrl writes: My husband and I collect American Empire furniture. I understand Wintherthur has a lovely American Empire room.
Posted: 3:05 pm on May 26th

slydogx slydogx writes: count me in
Posted: 12:36 am on May 26th

youn188 youn188 writes: Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 10:16 am on May 25th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: A great book to add to my collection


Posted: 9:30 pm on May 24th

Smith5963 Smith5963 writes: I'm in.
Posted: 7:50 pm on May 24th

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: I'm in
Posted: 6:17 pm on May 24th

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: As a miniaturist, information on classic rooms is invaluable. I'd love to have a copy of this book.

Cheers --- Larry
Posted: 4:10 pm on May 24th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: It would be great if I could type..I would "Love" a copy

Posted: 3:28 pm on May 24th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: Would Lovw a copy..
Thanks
Mark
Posted: 3:27 pm on May 24th

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