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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

comments (77) December 13th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques From Woodworking's Top Experts (The Best of Woodworker's Journal series) .
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2007.
$19.95; 160 pp.

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

Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques From Woodworking's Top Experts (The Best of Woodworker's Journal series), includes 17 different Arts & Crafts style projects. Some of the projects include a Greene & Greene style wall mirror, end tables, and desk; as well as Stickley -inspired dining room chairs, dining table, and bookcase. The book also includes some historical information about the style, quick tips to help along the way, technical drawings, and step-by-step instructions.

Lucky LowB is the winner. His comment was chosen at random. Come back later to see his review of the book.

Check out the latest giveaway for a chance to win 2 more books.



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Comments (77)

Little_Egypt Little_Egypt writes: Craftsman make the difference!
Posted: 11:09 am on June 14th

gehrerj gehrerj writes: I can only imagine all the woodworking I will be doing after receiving this book.
Posted: 4:33 pm on December 21st

Hotsnotty2 Hotsnotty2 writes: I'd love to read this, thanks for the chance!
Posted: 3:22 pm on December 21st

machiche machiche writes: Thank you: Books are one of the best alternatives to learn.
I am very interested.
Thanks.
Posted: 12:45 pm on December 21st

monarch35 monarch35 writes: Just toured the Gamble House in Pasadena a few months ago...would love to get some insight on how that kind of furniture is made. Count me in!
Posted: 11:53 am on December 21st

likwan likwan writes: Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
Posted: 9:36 am on December 21st

garrettsambo garrettsambo writes: I would love to win this book. These furniture projects would be great. garrettsambo@aol.com
Posted: 8:24 am on December 21st

dplumpkin dplumpkin writes: This is an outstanding book. Useful as a reference while working in this style. All I need to move me over the top in A&C furniture is a reference to use as I build. Great Book!
Posted: 9:23 am on December 20th

Rick_Dudley Rick_Dudley writes: The Arts and Crafts style expresses the craftsman's connection to the material, with equal parts of both exposed in the finished product. This book would be a great addition to supplement my journey through this period.
Posted: 8:18 pm on December 19th

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: An excellent Arts and Crafts book would be sweet
Posted: 9:09 pm on December 17th

sruss sruss writes: I too have a wife that loves the Craftsman style. Would love to have this book to learn more. Then maybe I can make her happy with some nice Craftsman furniture.
Posted: 11:22 am on December 17th

yohann yohann writes: Would love to own that book
Posted: 10:38 am on December 17th

jd2c jd2c writes: When the wife likes this style of furniture it makes it easier to get off to the shop for a little work. Now if it would warm up to make the shop a mjoe pleasant place to work.
Posted: 7:18 am on December 16th

rholst26 rholst26 writes: Iwould love to start today but I need the book lol
Posted: 3:13 am on December 16th

completehomeimprvmt completehomeimprvmt writes: My husband is a general contractor who has purchase the subscription to fine woodworking magazine for the last 5 years. We would love to win a copy of the book.
completehomeimprovement@hotmail.com

Sincerely,
Terri
Posted: 10:27 pm on December 15th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: (raising hand) (shuffling of feet) a small 'a-hem' - May I have one please?
Posted: 6:03 pm on December 15th

Taigert Taigert writes: This is tha Arts and Crafts book I've been wanting.
Taigert
Posted: 4:46 pm on December 15th

spatz5612 spatz5612 writes: I like it, looks interesting for some projects for the next decade.
Posted: 4:37 pm on December 15th

gizmodyne gizmodyne writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 3:38 pm on December 15th

fangirl1 fangirl1 writes: My husband would love this book. I like this furniture style very much as well.
Posted: 2:51 pm on December 15th

Rjones25 Rjones25 writes: I would love to build the cabinet on the cover.
Posted: 2:19 pm on December 15th

fivefingers fivefingers writes: The only furniture style.
Posted: 12:41 pm on December 15th

Woodrat1 Woodrat1 writes: Count me in! This is next up on the furniture project list!

Bill-
Posted: 10:41 am on December 15th

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 10:41 am on December 15th

frank T frank T writes: I like building Arts & Crafts furniture and this book would be a great reference.
Posted: 9:09 am on December 15th

jagwah jagwah writes: Count me in,one mofode book.
Posted: 9:04 am on December 15th

mbike1356 mbike1356 writes: I could certainly use this book in my library.
Posted: 9:04 am on December 15th

NM_Woodworker NM_Woodworker writes: Books are good! I'm in.
Posted: 8:25 am on December 15th

daclgr daclgr writes: Would be a great addition to my shop
Posted: 7:31 am on December 15th

Mcferret Mcferret writes: If this measures up to some of the other Fine Woodworking books I have seen, than this is a must have!
Posted: 7:22 am on December 15th

quilligan quilligan writes: Now I would be interested in this!
Posted: 5:28 am on December 15th

kdbstb kdbstb writes: Craftsman furniture style is my favorite. This would be a great resource.
Posted: 5:23 am on December 15th

tkarlmann tkarlmann writes: I would like to win the book too. It looks like a good one.

Thom
Posted: 1:00 am on December 15th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Thanks, I'd love to have a chance to win this book.
Posted: 11:20 pm on December 14th

butchf18a butchf18a writes: a library without books is just shelves. looks like a good one to add to the library.
Posted: 11:02 pm on December 14th

scubagord scubagord writes: Free is my favorite four letter word. Right next to wood and Glue. I always like to learn something new. Thank you in advance.

Gordo!
Posted: 11:01 pm on December 14th

NateC NateC writes: Two of my favorite things: free and book!
Posted: 9:56 pm on December 14th

Woody1202 Woody1202 writes: Looks good to me...
Posted: 8:33 pm on December 14th

fmarabate fmarabate writes: WooHoo, another sacred tome of knowledge!
Posted: 6:38 pm on December 14th

granite36 granite36 writes: I'd like to have this book.
Posted: 6:37 pm on December 14th

gsugg gsugg writes: Count me in. I'd love to own a copy of this book.
Posted: 6:34 pm on December 14th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Ahh...an early Christmas present would be nice!
Posted: 6:08 pm on December 14th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: This style of furniture is most appealing to me so count me in.
Posted: 4:17 pm on December 14th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Love arts & craft furniture ,this book would be a good addition to my collection.
Posted: 4:16 pm on December 14th

KevinEM KevinEM writes: This looks like a great book. Just what I need to inspire my winter woodworking.
Posted: 4:02 pm on December 14th

JHPer JHPer writes: A&C has a look that I keeps me coming back for more.
Posted: 3:15 pm on December 14th

duliano duliano writes: I have been studying A&C furniture for some time now. Whats amazing is that this style has had such a long renaissance recently. Prices of true antiques in this group continue to rise and the popularity among new furniture enthusiasts is growing and growing.
Its so simple and functional but it has a great classic look to it that I think tastes are going to have to change drastically before the popularity of this furniture style starts to wane.
I would like to win this book because Kevin Rodel is one of my favorite contemporary A&C furniture makers. This would be an awesome Christmas present from Fine Woodworking.
Posted: 2:05 pm on December 14th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: I'm feeling lucking. Maybe I'll finally win!
Posted: 1:48 pm on December 14th

jross56922 jross56922 writes: One can always count on FW for a cool useful giveaway. This would be a great addition to any library. Thanks guys & girls @ FW.
Posted: 1:23 pm on December 14th

Chrislac Chrislac writes: Sure would be nice to own. I could build a companion to the Bow Arm morris chair I am working on.
Posted: 12:50 pm on December 14th

rcs47 rcs47 writes: I'm always looking for new ideas.
Posted: 12:47 pm on December 14th

Decovic Decovic writes: Hmmm. 30 board feet of quartersawn white oak on my lumber rack. Might find something to use it for in here.
Posted: 12:16 pm on December 14th

patwreck patwreck writes: It's in my eyes, the most traditionnal style. Count me in please.
Posted: 11:53 am on December 14th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: This is the style that first drew me to woodowrking. I have visited Craftsman Farms, the Gambel house, and would love to receive this book to make some of those pieces for my own home.

Ted
Posted: 11:39 am on December 14th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: This is the style that first drew me to woodowrking. I have visited Craftsman Farms, the Gambel house, and would love to receive this book to make some of those pieces for my own home.

Ted
Posted: 11:38 am on December 14th

LowB LowB writes: Great offer. I an anxious to learn how to make this style of furniture.
Posted: 10:58 am on December 14th

suzianna suzianna writes: Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 10:35 am on December 14th

Red_F Red_F writes: Early Christmas Present?
Posted: 9:46 am on December 14th

tlpmap tlpmap writes: I am a new to the woodworking world and could really use this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 9:43 am on December 14th

LBF LBF writes: Please enter me in contest. Book sounds great.
Posted: 9:16 am on December 14th

pcoleman pcoleman writes: Throw my name in the hat.
Posted: 8:39 am on December 14th

RVH RVH writes: A recent visit to the Grove Park Inn told me (again) how much I like this style!

RVH
Posted: 7:55 am on December 14th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I've been eyeing this book for awhile now and love the projects inside. Please count me in for the draw!
Posted: 6:58 am on December 14th

slydogx slydogx writes: In, thanks
Posted: 1:16 am on December 14th

PapaWhiskey PapaWhiskey writes: Besides a love of woodworking, I got into building furniture because I can't afford Stickley. Would love to have this book as a guide for future projects.
Posted: 11:24 pm on December 13th

whampoo whampoo writes: out of all the different types of furniture I find the craftsman furniture to be the most sturdy and the nicest looking furniture one can make. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to the few furniture design books I have.
Posted: 11:00 pm on December 13th

morty morty writes: My kids are into Stickley, so I need lots of info., particularly, on finishing.

Morty
Posted: 10:43 pm on December 13th

highpro highpro writes: Craftsman is my favorite!
Posted: 10:38 pm on December 13th

Rinias Rinias writes: Love your books!
Posted: 9:45 pm on December 13th

warrenviking warrenviking writes: Count me in.......I need all the help I can get!
Posted: 9:27 pm on December 13th

Little_Egypt Little_Egypt writes: I sure could use the help!
Posted: 9:24 pm on December 13th

CoolTImbers CoolTImbers writes: Please count me in. Your books are always great.
Posted: 8:35 pm on December 13th

skandic skandic writes: Count me in, I am always looking for project inspirations.
Posted: 8:33 pm on December 13th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This would be great, count me in.
Posted: 8:09 pm on December 13th

spvincent spvincent writes: I love arts and crafts furniture: count me in!
Posted: 7:06 pm on December 13th

baudi baudi writes: Count me in!
Posted: 5:34 pm on December 13th

konaman konaman writes: I really like the arts & crafts style, but what are the main "true" characteristics that make a piece arts & crafts? It sounds like this book is a good foundationto the style.
Posted: 5:26 pm on December 13th

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