While filming “Finishes that Pop” I got to spend a considerable amount of time in Glen Huey’s home. Just passing from his kitchen to the garage shop, I saw piece after piece of breathtaking furniture , everything from a Seymour sideboard to a Shaker press cupboard. And only one thought was going through my head:
“Man, this guy knows his period furniture.”
If you’ve ever read one of Glen’s articles in Popular Woodworking, you’ve probably thought the same thing. His projects have graced our covers countless times, and each one is more detailed and beautiful than the last. This attention to detail is carried over into Glen’s articles, where he not only teaches you correct technique, but also shows you the shortcuts to make the building process easier and more efficient. In addition to writing articles for the magazine, Glen has published three books drawing on all his expertise as a professional reproduction furniture maker. If you’re lucky, you may own one of these books. If not, I have some good news for you.
We’ve taken 20 of Glen’s best projects from his previous publications and compiled them into one 288-page book titled “Building 18th-Century American Furniture.” Now you can experience this amazing craftsmanship yourself and build gallery-quality reproductions alongside Glen. Below, we’ve posted a slideshow of all the projects you’ll find in this book. Take a moment and see what additions you’d like to make to your personal furniture gallery.
The book ships in mid-October, and we are currently taking preorders at the Woodworker’s BookShop.
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