Mon, Jul 19, 2004, 8:20pm (EDT+6) firstname.lastname@example.org (Feanorelf)
waves, and says:
I am trying to fill my 'DIY furniture design' shelf. After googling a
little in this NG, I got the feeling that Taunton Books are some sort or
'Must Have', and so I think that 'Designing Furniture' id going to stay
on the shelf, together with some more subject-specific books.
On the other hand, I am mostly interested in modern (and NON-RUSTIC)
style: looking the only review present at Amazon's for Taunton's 'Modern
furniture projects', it seems not the book for me.
Browsing Amazon I found an "In the modern style" which seems more
oriented to my own tastes, but there's no review, and it is difficult to
judge these sort of books from the TOC. Does anybody hear knows about
However, as for me getting books from Amazon means always a couple of
week wait and a significant shipping cost (I am from Italy, which should
also give you some more clues about my tastes), it would be great if
some of you could help me with some suggestions.
I always like to go thru a book, in person, before I buy it, but
you might not be able to do that. I've found this link quite handy. I
compares prrices between various sites, on the same books, including
Amazon also offers used books at times, sometimes at a large price
difference. I'd keep an eye out for those.
I've ordered a few books from England, Scotland, Canada, Australia,
South Africa. Couldn't find them elsewhere. I've never been terribly
concerned with the time in shipping, so I often ask for surface
shipping. That works out as less sometimes. I think the longest one
was a book from England, took over a month, and when it finally got
here, not a mark on the wrapping, in perfect shape, and only the senders
oriinal postage. Amazing. All the books were gotten thru eBay, which
you might want to try. If you do, be sure what the shipping cost is
before you bid, some people really charge a lot.
I get most of my books, woodworing, and otherwise, from used
bookstores. You might want to try that. And, your local libray may
have some in stock - to borrow.
Personally, most woodworking book I see, I wouldn't really care to
buy, unless they're priced quite low, they usually only have one or two
things that really interest me. That being said, I've still wound up
with a personal collection of woodworking books, larger than the local
We've got a lot of experience of not having any experience.
- Nanny Ogg