REVIEW: Book - "Design Your Own Furniture" - Jim Stack

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For the bookworms....
"Design Your Own Furniture" Book Review
Resident onlinetoolreviews.com bookworm, Wayne Davy, tells us all about Jim Stack's furniture design book in our latest review. "For both professional and hobby woodworkers, designing and creating a completely new piece of furniture from scratch can be a fairly daunting task. The old adage 'Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail' is definitely applicable. While there are a small number of people that can just sketch out a quick design and then build it, for most of us a decent plan is required.
Now, there are plenty of ways to obtain plans - Internet, Books, etc. But what do you do when you want/need to make something completely different to what is available? While drawing out a rudimentary furniture plan is not all that difficult, especially using a Computer and one of the multitude of CAD programs available, getting inspired and knowing what does and doesn't work is where most of us come unstuck. This is what Jim Stack's book is all about and I would like to give you a brief tour..."
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I took that out of the library last week. It's long on pictures of the author's projects, 'way short on practical advice and instructions, especially for the inexperienced. It also lacks anything about furniture design theory, like balance, tipping points, center of gravity, etc. A better foundation book would be the Taunton Press series on craftsmanship and furniture building. -- Ernie
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