Rustic Furniture Basics

Paperback
Rustic woodworking is the 'green' way to make furniture and is currently very popular. Visual demonstrations make it easy to learn the valuable techniques. Most projects only require simple tools. Rustic furniture has an earthly charm that evokes cabins in the woods and country hideaways. Easy to make, rustic furniture is also 'green' through incorporating reclaimed and found materials. In this step-by-step project book and companion DVD, an award-winning woodworker and teacher shows how to use materials collected from the outdoors or recycled from old buildings to make one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. Every technique is detailed, from cutting round mortises and tenons to making a webbed seat, weaving twigs, traditional joinery and more. Heirloom-quality projects include a storage chest, chairs, tables and other attractive and useful pieces. Design alternatives show how to apply the basic techniques to other projects.