Mission Furniture

Mission Furniture

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Excerpt: ...Then cut the mortises making them 60 1/2 in. wide and 7/8 in. deep. Cut the tenons on the braces to fit these mortises. Be careful to get the distance between the shoulders of the braces all of the same length. A good way to do this is to place them all side by side on a flat surface with the ends square and lay them all out at once. The top arms can be made in the same manner. The tenons should fit good and tight in all the posts. The parts can now be glued and clamped together. When they are dry, scrape all the surplus glue from about the joints and go over the whole with fine sandpaper, removing all rough spots. Apply the finish you like best or the one that will match your other furniture. Purchase a few hooks at a hardware store and fasten in the upper arms as shown, and the hall tree is complete. A TABLE FOR THE DEN The table shown in the accompanying sketch is especially appropriate for the den; it might be used in any other part of the house as well. It may be built of plain-sawed red oak, or of quarter-sawed white oak. The wood should be thoroughly seasoned and devoid of imperfections. Order the material as follows: 1 top piece, 3/4 in. thick by 36 in. square, S-2-S. 4 legs, 2-1/2 in. square by 30 in. long, S-4-S. 2 upper horizontals, 1-1/8 by 2 by 36 in., S-4-S. 2 lower horizontals, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 35 in., S-4-S. 4 keys, 1/2 by 1 by 5 in., S-2-S. Lay out and cut the circular top first. Next cut the four legs to length. To get the slopes for the ends of the legs and the shoulders of the tenons, lay 61 out a full-sized drawing in pencil and lay the bevel along these lines, adjusting the parts to the lines. 62 Table Completed The top horizontals have grooves cut on either side to allow the posts to "set in." This is to give the frame more rigidity. The lower horizontals or stretchers are to be tenoned through the posts and keyed. That the keys may be alike in size, a good plan is to make them first, then make the mortises in the stretchers...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236712455
  • 9781236712455