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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: American Furniture 2003, Edited by Luke Beckerdite

comments (34) September 13th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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American Furniture 2003, Edited by Luke Beckerdite.
Chipstone Foundation, 2003.
$60.00; 328 pp.

American Furniture is an annual publication that started in 1993.  It presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation and is devoted exclusively to furniture made or used in the Americas from the 17th century to the present. This edition, American Furniture 2003, contains 6 extensive articles and 3 book reviews and covers such topics as “Early Carving in the South Carolina Low Country: The Career and Work of Henry Burnett”, “Everyday Things: From Rolling Pins to Trundle Bedsteads”, “Tilt-Top Tables and Eighteenth-Century Consumerism”, and “The Long Shadow of William Morris: Paradigmatic Problems of Twentieth-Century American Furniture”. The book is filled with color and black and white photos of furniture, paintings, architecture and more. I think this would be a great addition to any woodworking library.

Lucky Dreher is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check out the latest giveway for your chance to win a copy of Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert Lang.

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Comments (34)

yohann yohann writes: That will be an interesting read.
Posted: 11:05 am on September 21st

jverreault jverreault writes: Did I make the deadline?
Posted: 3:24 am on September 21st

wmalcolmg wmalcolmg writes: I have yet to see the chipstone collection Beckerdite organized. put me on the list(any thing about the willing table?)
Posted: 8:44 pm on September 20th

MrDG MrDG writes: Me too
Posted: 6:17 pm on September 18th

FluidFurniture FluidFurniture writes: *IM IN*
Posted: 4:33 pm on September 17th

TOOLS_RJ TOOLS_RJ writes: I'm in. Yes, please send this valuable/useful book.
Posted: 1:57 pm on September 17th

slydogx slydogx writes: IN :)
Posted: 10:48 pm on September 16th

ohiocarpenter ohiocarpenter writes: I came across the American Furniture series in the Ohio University library several years ago and was floored. The information presented was enlightening, and gave me the inspiration to delve further into period furniture and the history surrounding it, culminating in my decision to seek formal education and training in the cabinetmaker's trade. Each volume is so painstakingly assembled and coordinated, it is a masterwork in itself, in annual installments. It would be wonderful to have this reference at hand, instead of in the reference section in the library!
Posted: 9:31 pm on September 16th

daydreamer daydreamer writes: Can a person own too many books? Most times it is the only place you can find the answer you are looking for, books that is.
Posted: 3:37 pm on September 16th

sboyle625 sboyle625 writes: Any time I have a chance to win another Taunton guide for my shop, I'll comment. Trial and Error Bad. Taunton Guides Good!
Posted: 3:15 pm on September 16th

almartin almartin writes: Looks great. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 1:05 pm on September 16th

missoulamatt missoulamatt writes: I would like this in my library
Posted: 11:40 am on September 16th

BigGene BigGene writes: I've always enjoyed learning how craftsmen solved problems. This book sounds like a good learning tool.
Posted: 10:11 am on September 16th

dreher dreher writes: Just a beginner at woodworking, would like to learn more by obtaining the book
Posted: 9:46 am on September 16th

dreher dreher writes: Just a beginner at woodworking, would like to learn more byu obtaining the book
Posted: 9:45 am on September 16th

konaman konaman writes: I really want to know more about how furniture was made generations ago. I just found out that my wife's great grandfather was a furniture maker and undertaker. History of woodworking is fascinating.
Posted: 8:11 am on September 16th

johnb johnb writes: Love to have this one, great writer.
Posted: 7:59 am on September 16th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: Like it and want it.
Posted: 7:20 am on September 16th

eoinsgaff eoinsgaff writes: Hey there,
looks like a good book to have. A great Lou-Reid maybe...
Posted: 5:38 am on September 16th

biochemist biochemist writes: This looks like a great boox to add to my group.
Posted: 4:46 am on September 16th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: Great Book !!
Posted: 7:22 am on September 14th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: The Book looks great, put my hat in the ring for it.
Posted: 11:25 pm on September 13th

watermelonman watermelonman writes: Throw my hat in the ring
Posted: 11:04 pm on September 13th

mjonkman mjonkman writes: Count me in
Posted: 6:50 pm on September 13th

Earlywood1981 Earlywood1981 writes: I'd love to win a copy of this book seeing as how i'm just starting out.
Posted: 6:08 pm on September 13th

JasonT JasonT writes: I am excited at the opportunity to win!
Posted: 5:47 pm on September 13th

bruno2you bruno2you writes: Count me in.
Posted: 4:49 pm on September 13th

arwomack01 arwomack01 writes: In for the drawing too, love furniture books. But my all time favorite are the toolbox and workbench books.
Posted: 4:44 pm on September 13th

bluejay bluejay writes: Awesome series of books. Count me in!

Posted: 4:25 pm on September 13th

baudi baudi writes: Count me in.
Posted: 2:55 pm on September 13th

mkarafa mkarafa writes: This would be a great addtion to my woodworking library!
Posted: 1:57 pm on September 13th

Smith5963 Smith5963 writes: by a third
Posted: 1:08 pm on September 13th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: Please allow me to cut your chances in half, Jake. ;-)
Posted: 12:44 pm on September 13th

jakegest jakegest writes: Maybe I'll win a copy since I'm the first guy to comment.
Posted: 12:03 pm on September 13th

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