Good Furniture; The Magazine of Good Taste Volume 19

Good Furniture; The Magazine of Good Taste Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the rough lumber, the more time and money are left for the construction and the final finishing of the furniture. If the manufacturer is not properly versed in the possibilities of his machinery, he will spend too much on the roughing-out work, instead of conserving his resources for craftsmanship which cannot be stinted without artistic loss. In the roughing out, the full efficiency of the ripsaw, bandsaw, planer, joiner, dimension saw, variety moulder and such contrivances are absolutely essential if the craftsman's skill are not to be dissipated in doing work machinery can do better and at much less cost. Only by the most efficient use of time and energy can superlative types of furniture be made today that are not beyond prices their logical buyers can and will pay. The greater the artist in furniture making, the higher his ability to visualize the efficient use of machinery, so that, without sacrificing craftsmanship, he may achieve results that are truly beautiful and still not expensive. If he can so organize his work to save twenty or thirty dollars'-worth of time on the preliminary machine-shaping of the wood for a piece of furniture, it is evident that he has th at much more money to spend on the fine craftsmanship that makes the piece and without which his (1 e s i g n effort is wasted. THE FACTORY MAN'S PROBLEM HE use of mod ern machinery wherever p 0 ssible enables the custom ' furniture maker to utilize more l1fl_I1d ca r v i n g, inlaymg-See Pm 1!. 1. Mahogany Sideboard, inlaid with Boxwood. Draw Fronts are built up from Small Strips, the Finished Front being Six-Ply Mahogany "The Special Order Shop," with precious woods, and careful finishing than if the roughing out work were done by hand. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753917
  • 9781236753915