Friday, May 18, 2012

The Complete Japanese Joinery

"This is an essential book for anyone interested in the subject, along with "The Art of Japanese Joinery" by Kiyosi Seike.". "Good resource for carpenters who want to add something to their work or understanding.". "I have read many books on this topic and regard this as one of the bests.".

The Complete Japanese Joinery
The Complete Japanese Joinery
Paperback: 397 pages
Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers (1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881791210
ISBN-13: 978-0881791211
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This book is really neat--definitely worth $16. There are dozens and dozens of joints detailed but almost all of them are for framing buildings. Even so, these multitude of ideas presented can really start the creative process for furniture makers, like myself. In fact, this book provided a joint that solved a problem that I had dwelled on for months. Without this book, I never would have thought of this joint.

Frequently Bought Together :

Art Of Japanese Joinery by Kiyosi Seike Paperback $16.47

Another reviewer was correct that it is not a typical "how-to" book, but it is an inspirational art book of classic Japanese joinery. The reason there is little "how-to" information here is because there are so many ways to accomplish these joints; by machine, entirely by hand, or with jigs and many combinations thereof. Also, the only people interested in this type of work are those who simply find it fascinating or are expert craftsmen. In either case, extraneous "how-to" info is not needed.

Joint Book by TERRIE NOLL Spiral-bound $10.19

This little book is a big surprise. It's small, about the size of a largish Daytimer, almost 7"x8". Every page is filled with diagrams and color drawings illustrating every joint that's used in American woodworking. There are plenty of color photos also.

500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs (500 Series)

These chairs aren't made just for sitting down! They are pieces of art meant to delight the eyes, stretch the imagination, and occasionally tickle the fancy. From classic forms to groundbreaking creations from modern innovators, this newest entry in the 500 series presents a dazzling collection of contemporary chairs from today's leading furniture makers.

Internationally recognized furniture designer Craig Nutt has selected the breathtaking examples—by such respected names as Sam Maloof (a walnut rocking chair), Garry Knox Bennett (two ladderback chairs), and Andrew Muggleton (his “Balustrade Chaise)—and they are breathtaking. Judy Kensley McKie contributes a cool “Monkey Chair in walnut and bronze, with arms shaped like these playful animals. And Gord Peteranas wittily named “Electric Chair comes in tubular steel…and features a lightbulb!

500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs (500 Series) Reviews :
"If you are looking for ideas for a project, an excellent source is Lark Books' 500 Series. While this series covers many craft media, woodworkers will find the most inspiration from 500 Cabinets, 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, 400 Wood Boxes, and 500 Wood Bowls. Even if you are not looking for ideas, there is much in these books to appreciate and enjoy. You will probably do lots of nodding, plenty of eye widening, some jaw dropping, and, naturally, some wincing. Each book delivers a huge quantity of outstanding work." - Rob Porcaro, Heartwood: Inside the Woodshop

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Modern Chair Design Ideas Best Sellers

Jacobsen Egg Chair $959.00
Although this chair’s design is over fifty years old, it has captured the eyes and minds of many homeowners and admirers over the last five decades. This replica is much more reasonably priced than the original offerings, and is molded from fiberglass, and covered in multi-density foam for comfort. The base is made of chrome covered steel, and offers a optional tilt mechanism when ordering. The shape inherently offers a very comfortable seating position, a modicum of privacy due to its design.
Boss Executive Box Arm Chair W/Mahogany Finish Guest Seating $99.00

Perfect reception seating for a small business office, It may be a vinyl covering on the chair but it really feels soft and more like leather than one would imagine. Padded armrests and a kitschy mid century classic look will ad flare and quiet professionalism to your lobby, or waiting room. The legs are stained in a luxurious mahogany finish that mates well with the brown leather look of this seating feature.

Baxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Chair $149.00

This art deco rocking chair looks like it was taken right out of Andy Warhol’s apartment in New York in the late 1960s. Besides being a mid-century masterpiece, this rocker is actually very comfortable once seated; it almost hugs the occupant as they slide back into the deep-seated pocket. The legs are made of chrome-coated steel, and the runners are carved out of solid ash wood.
Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set- Black $700.00

This retro looking business lounger would be right at home of the set of the television show “Mad Men”, as it has that edgy modern 60s look and feel. Featuring a splendid melding of fine grain leather, and exposed wood support frame, this chair will be a definite conversation piece for years to come. The wood used in creating this chair is harvested from managed sustainable forests, and boasts six inches of internal foam for the ultimate in comfort while reading or relaxing. The matching ottoman is included in the price as well.
Baxton Studios Romano Convertible Sofa Chair Bed, Red $435.00

This retro sofa chair is very versatile furnishing that offers up many seating combinations, and will allow for great afternoon naps, reclining to watch a movie, or folding it out for overnight guests to sleep. The convertible is just the thing for small homes or apartments; as the chair is compact yet feature rich with functionality, and comfort.
Baxton Studio Adjustable Leather Chaise Lounge, Black $376.54

Stainless accents with the use of top grain black leather creates a chair with a contemporary look that is timeless in anyone’s home or office. Great go to chair, for watching movies, or football on Sundays, or just taking a catnap in the afternoon. Extra support is offer via a network of heavy-duty rubber bands, and comes with a neck pillow that is adjustable. Completely adjustable, and measures 24 1/2? in width, 30? tall, and 72? in length.

Outdoor Chaise Lounge Frame from Paola Lenti

Outdoor Chaise Lounge Frame from Paola Lenti
Have you notice this cool modular and versatile outdoor chaise lounge furniture collection is a fresh and modern furniture inspiration that comes from Paola Lenti which is known as Frame. Look at the distinctive shape which will make you in love with this cool outdoor lounge chair. Curved to fit the shape of your body, you can combine loungers and armchair options to make the perfect seating combination for your needs.

Related Outdoor Chaise Lounge Products :
Strathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge
Strathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge
This handsome, well-made chaise is tailor-made for soaking up the sun or relaxing by the pool. A unique tray table extends to hold drinks, magazines, and other lounging essentials, then slides back underneath for storage. The back adjusts to five positions--from fully-upright to completely-reclined. Matching cushions can also be purchased to add even more comfort. The chair's slotted surface allows rain to flow through, rather than collect and damage the wood. Rust-resistant hardware and mortise and tenon construction add to the piece’s strength and durability.