by Robert W. Lang
The appreciation for Greene & Greene furniture, widely recognized as the finest expression of the American Arts & Crafts movement, continues to grow. Bob Lang, the senior editor of Popular Woodworking magazine and the author of other measured drawing books of craftsman furniture, has put together a great collection of working shop drawings for authentic reproduction of this classic line of furniture, all with his customary enthusiasm and meticulous attention to detail. The book features accurate front, side, and top views, complete cutting lists, and comprehensive section and detail view to give the motivated woodworker a unique opportunity to reproduce classic Green & Greene furniture. Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture also includes introductory chapters on both the Greene brothers and the Hall brothers (who actually built the stuff for the Greenes), an extensive discussion on suitable woods and finishes, and a trunkful of solid technical information on how to make such characteristic Greene & Greene details as proud ebony plugs and splines, breadboard ends, and cloud lifts. The book includes 22 projects for a wide range of pieces throughout the home.
Publisher: Fox Chapel