Cabinetmaking: The Professional Approach

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Devoted to design principles, influences, appreciation, and application, this fully illustrated manual presents a thoroughly unique approach to becoming a professional furniture maker and designer. Examples of work suitable for both batch production and one-off commission work are discussed, as well as the tools and machinery required for a variety of working situations. Business efficiency methods are also explored, including the available professional help such as accountants and solicitors who may ease the paperwork side of running a business, in addition to the promotional aspects—exhibitions, press coverage, gallery display, and photography—that are so essential to growth. This handbook is indispensable to any self-employed craftsman, student, or woodworker looking to start a business.

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Alan Peters is an award-winning woodworker with more than 45 years of professional experience.

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Peters, a British craftsman, takes a "biographical" approach in advising readers about establishing a furniture workshop, equipping it, and managing the business side. He offers good information on his particular methods of designing, finding customers, working to commissions, training help, and batching production so as to have work when business is slow. After describing his own preferred techniques of construction, gluing, veneering, and finishing, Peters gives brief instructions and plans for building a dining table and chairs, a student's desk, and six other projects. While interesting, the material on the British craft movement, vocational training, and British business-labor laws will be of little use to an American reader seeking advice on starting a cabinet-furniture shop. W. T. Johnston, Coastal Plain Regional Lib., Tifton, Ga .
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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